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SLE304 - Geographic Information Systems: Uses in Aquatic Environments

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Warrnambool
Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:

SQP302

EFTSL value:

0.125

Unit chair:

Laurie Laurenson

Prerequisite:Any 2 level two science course-grouped units
Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

 1 x 3 hour seminar per week

Content

SLE304 will allow students to develop and demonstrate knowledge and skills of geographic information systems (GIS) including the GIS software, types of data, database management, geospatial data manipulation, geospatial data interpretation and presentation and critical evaluation of processes and results. Applying the principles of remote sensing and knowledge of GIS software, students will manipulate GIS layers; collect and correct GPS data, querying and presenting GIS data; analyse spatial and temporal patterns; and identify the role, benefits, limitations and applications of GIS in studying aquatic ecosystems and water resources. In this unit, students will be required to acquire significant practical and theoretical knowledge of geospatial systems and analysis through extensive problem solving and practical application in geospatial tasks. This is a level-three unit and students are expected to work independently and as part of collaborative groups to solve problems and present work. The work must provide a synthesis of geospatial and be presented in a coherent, understandable and structured form.

Assessment

Geospatial remote sensing report 30%, complex geospatial remote sensing report 30%, multivariate geospatial remote sensing applications report 40%

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