ENVR06066 2013 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
This module provides an introduction to tabular and spatial data management and analysis. Students are introduced to geographic information systems (GIS) and their application in environmental sciences. A range of data compilation and data interrogation processes are introduced in order to provide the student with competence in a range of tabular and spatial data manipulation and presentation tasks.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
Compile feature attributes in tabular format
Display feature and tabular data within a GIS environment.
Query and find features using logical expressions and spatial relationships.
Work with GIS functions to assign symbology, manage labels and produce customised map documents.
Module Assessment Strategies
Formative - Practical activities performed in class
Summative - Assessment of core skills in spatial and tabular data management, analysis, and presentation.
Data management to include maintenance, interrogation, and report generation using Tabular and Spatial data sets.
Basic concepts of data security, data privacy, and data integrity in the data driven environment.
Spatial analysis functions to manage and analyse data in order to answer geographic queries.
Tasks using GIS applications to include capture, store, query, analyse, display, and output.
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Continuous Assessment||Continuous Assessment||UNKNOWN||100 %||OnGoing||1,2,3,4|
Full Time Mode Workload
|Laboratory Practical||Computer Laboratory||Intro to GIS||3||Weekly||3.00|
|Independent Learning||UNKNOWN||Independent Learning||4||Weekly||4.00|
Law, M. & Collins A. (2012) Getting to Know ArcGIS for Desktop, e/3, ESRI Press.
Kennedy, M. (2009) Introducing Geographic Information Systems with ArcGIS. e/2 Wiley & Sons
Haywood, I., Cornelius, S., & Carver, S. (2008) An Introduction to Geographical Information Systems, Pearson Education, Harlow.
This module is common to ES EP ESE and AR Year 2