GISC101-21S2 (C) Semester Two 2021

Introduction to Spatial Data Science

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 19 July 2021
End Date: Sunday, 14 November 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 1 August 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 1 October 2021

Description

Spatial Data Science deals with the processing, manipulation, analysis and visualization of spatial data in a variety of forms. Spatial data are those which contain geographical coordinates enabling them to be used for spatial analysis and mapping and include, for example, images from remote sensing, coordinates collected using navigation technologies, or census information by area, among many others. Spatial data are fundamental to many geographical analyses and spatial data science draws strongly from key geographical concepts - such as Tobler’s classic 1970 law: "everything is related to everything else, but near things are more related than distant things". This course provides a practical introduction to concepts and methods in data science for the analysis of spatial data. By completing the course, you will gain an understanding of the key concepts in spatial data and their collection, how to represent the environment and the world in spatial data, and the ability to apply basic spatial analysis techniques to geographic data using open source platforms such as R, QGIS, and Python. You will develop skills such as importing, manipulating, analyzing, and visualizing spatial data particularly using algorithms in R and Python. You will also develop an awareness of the current limitations and implications of geographic technology, its future development and data stewardship (particularly bi-cultural aspects of stewardship).

Learning Outcomes

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Employable, innovative and enterprising

Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

Globally aware

Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.

Timetable 2021

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 16:00 - 17:00 A4 Lecture Theatre
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 12:00 - 13:00 Beatrice Tinsley 111
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
Computer Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 09:00 - 11:00 211A GIS Comp Lab
Ernest Rutherford 211
26 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct

Course Coordinator

For further information see School of Earth and Environment on the departments and colleges page

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $910.00

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 School of Earth and Environment on the department and colleges page.

All GISC101 Occurrences

  • GISC101-21S1 (C) Semester One 2021 - Not Offered
  • GISC101-21S2 (C) Semester Two 2021