ENVR06066 2019 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
This module provides an introduction to tabular and spatial data management and analysis. Students are introduced to Cloud Based Geographic Information Systems (GIS On-Line & GISPro). 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;
Use Cloud based software (GIS On-Line & GISPro) to compile data and interrogate for final Map production
Create Point, Line and Poygon Feature Classes to include editing associated attributes
Work with GIS functions to assign symbology, manage labels and produce customised map documents.
Query and find features using logical expressions and spatial relationships.
Create finished Maps for On-Line display and embedding within Academic Documents
Teaching and Learning Strategies
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 On-Line & GISPro 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||1,2,3,4,5|
Full Time Mode Workload
|Laboratory Practical||Computer Laboratory||Intro to GIS||3||Weekly||3.00|
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.