ENVR06066 2019 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

General Details

Full Title
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
Transcript Title
Introduction to Geographic Inf
70 %
Subject Area
ENVR - Environmental Science
ESCI - Environmental Science
06 - NFQ Level 6
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Guy Marsden
Programme Membership
SG_SECOL_B07 202000 Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science with Ecology SG_SENVI_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Science in Environmental Protection SG_SENVI_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Science in Environmental Science SG_SECOL_H08 202000 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Environmental Science with Ecology SG_SECOL_C06 202000 Higher Certificate in Science in Environmental Science with Ecology SG_SSCIE_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Science SG_SSCIE_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Science SG_SSCIE_C06 201900 Higher Certificate in Science in Science

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.

Learning Outcomes

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.

Repeat Assessments


Module Dependencies

ENVR06065 201300 Information Technology 1 Computer Apps for Environ Investigation

Indicative Syllabus

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

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

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

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Laboratory Practical Computer Laboratory Intro to GIS 3 Weekly 3.00
Independent Learning Offsite Unknown 4 Fortnightly 2.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

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.

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