GISC405-23S1 (C) Semester One 2023

Python for Earth and Environmental Geospatial Analytics

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 20 February 2023
End Date: Sunday, 25 June 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 5 March 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 14 May 2023


This course will develop students' ability to use open-source programming methods for advanced geospatial analytics. The knowledge and skills learned in this course will support applications including energy, water, climate change, and hazards by interacting with meteorological and climate model outputs and transforming data into impact-based research applications.

Learning Outcomes

University Graduate Attributes

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

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

Employable, innovative and enterprising

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

Engaged with the community

Students will have observed and understood a culture within a community by reflecting on their own performance and experiences within that community.

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.


RP: GEOG324 or any previous Python experience.

Recommended Preparation

GEOG324 or any previous Python experience.

Timetable 2023

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Computer Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 09:00 - 12:00 Ernest Rutherford 211 GIS Comp Lab
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun

Course Coordinator

Marwan Katurji

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,114.00

* 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 departments and faculties page .

All GISC405 Occurrences

  • GISC405-23S1 (C) Semester One 2023