ENVR08021 2013 Advanced Geographic Information Systems

General Details

Full Title
Advanced Geographic Information Systems
Transcript Title
Advanced GIS
N/A %
Subject Area
ENVR - Environmental Science
ESCI - Environmental Science
08 - NFQ Level 8
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2013 - Full Academic Year 2013-14
End Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
Guy Marsden
Programme Membership
SG_SENVI_K08 201300 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Science in Environmental Science SG_SENVI_K08 201400 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Science in Environmental Science SG_SSCIE_H08 201600 Bachelor of Science (Honours) SG_SSCIE_H08 201700 Bachelor of Science (Honours)

This module provides an in-depth study of data analysis and spatial data management appropriate to academic requirements. Data mamagement processes are developed in order to provide the student with competence in a range of DBMS and GIS tasks, including use of 'On-Line' GIS resources.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Organise diverse spatial and temporal datasets into layers for surface analysis and distance measurement.


Build geodatabases that include relationship classes, subtypes, attribute domains, topology, geometric networks, and feature-linked annotation.


Construct cluster, proximity, orientation cartographic displays to determine spatial relationships within an environmental context.


Represent and explore data and detect trends and directional influences, build interpolation models using ordinary and indicator kriging, compare the results of these models, and create maps using the output surfaces.


Work with GIS functions to assign symbology, manage labels and produce customised map documents.


Use of ArcGIS - 'On-Line' for web based mapping by integrating with Cloud platform technologies.

Module Assessment Strategies

Formative - Practical activities performed in class

Summative - Assessment of spatial analysis tools and map production

Module Dependencies

ENVR06066 201300 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

Indicative Syllabus

Main components of surface analysis and measurement using spatial analysis tools.

Tasks using GIS applications to include advanced  techniques for capture, store, query, analyse, display, and output.

Editing replicated data from an enterprise geodatabase over the web using the ArcGIS.com map viewer.

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 1,2,3,4,5,6

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Laboratory Practical Computer Laboratory Advanced GIS 3 Weekly 3.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Independent Learning 4 Weekly 4.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Wong, D.W.S. & Lee, J. (2005) Statistical Analysis of Geographic Information with ArcView GIS and ArcGIS. Wiley & Sons.

Harris, R. & Jarvis, C. (2011) Statistics for Geography and Environmental Science. Prentice Hall.

Other Resources


Additional Information