GEOG324-19S1 (C) Semester One 2019

Distributed GIS and Geoinformatics

15 points
18 Feb 2019 - 23 Jun 2019

Description

This course builds on GEOG205 Introduction to GIS, delving deeper into the nuts and bolts of how GIS work and advancing students' knowledge and skills in geographic data management, geographic information systems design, and human computer interaction from a geoinformatics perspective. GEOG324 is a technical, largely lab- and project-based course, where students will use a mix of proprietary and open source GIS software to gain advanced skills in GIS, focusing on Distributed GIS applications. Students will learn how databases are used to store geographic information, and gain practice in the creation of dynamic web maps and Internet-based spatial analysis. There is also a research component to the course in order to ensure students are aware of the research landscape in GIScience and are able to critically analyse work undertaken in GIScience.

Pre-requisites

30 points of 200-level Geography, including GEOG205, or in special cases with approval of the Head of Department. Recommended preparation: COSC121, or equivalent introductory programming course.

Recommended Preparation

COSC121, or equivalent introductory programming course.

Timetable 2019

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 11:00 - 12:00 A4 Lecture Theatre 18 Feb - 7 Apr
29 Apr - 2 Jun
Computer Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 15:00 - 17:00 Ernest Rutherford 211 GIS Comp Lab 18 Feb - 7 Apr
29 Apr - 2 Jun
02 Friday 16:00 - 18:00 Ernest Rutherford 211 GIS Comp Lab 18 Feb - 7 Apr
29 Apr - 2 Jun

Course Coordinator

Ben Adams

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $850.00

International fee $4,000.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see Geography on the department and colleges page.

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