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Geographic Information Systems (GIS) provide the tools for managing, analysing and presenting spatial information in an intuitive and graphical way. This course provides students with an introduction to the fundamental concepts, principles and techniques of GIS. The course examines the use of geographic technology including global positioning systems as well as GIS. It also introduces you to the development of GIS and GPS software skills, including ArcView.
After completing this course, we expect you to have gained the following:• An understanding of the key concepts in GIS, GPS, and RS• The ability to apply basic spatial analysis techniques to geographic data• Hands-on skills using the technology and in particular to: o demonstrate practical use of GIS, GPS, and RS software; o access and use digital geographic data; o produce digital map compositions which demonstrate sound cartographic principles; and o undertake basic fieldwork for geographic data collection• An awareness of the limitations of geographic technology
Any 30 points at 100 level from the BA, BE (Hons), BSc orBcom.
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Library portalSample Course Outline – enrolled students must use LEARN for the latest version.
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UC GISc Portal.
Domestic fee $877.00
International fee $4,438.00
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
For further information see
Humanities and Creative Arts.