ENVR08021 2019 Advanced Geographic Information Systems

General Details

Full Title
Advanced Geographic Information Systems
Transcript Title
Advanced Geographic Informatio
70 %
Subject Area
ENVR - Environmental Science
ESCI - Environmental Science
08 - NFQ Level 8
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Guy Marsden
Programme Membership
SG_SENVI_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Environmental Science SG_SECOL_H08 202000 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Environmental Science with Ecology SG_SENVI_K08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Environmental Science (Add-on) SG_SSCIE_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Science SG_SECOL_H08 202100 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Environmental Science with Ecology

Data management processes, incorporating prior learning from Terrestrial based modules in Yr's 2 & 3, are developed in order to provide the student with competence in a range of DBMS and GIS tasks utilising both ESRI GIS On-Line & GISPro. World Imagery and Living Atlas web services (Satellite imagery) are incorporated to provide content from a range of sources. The role of GIS for managing Unmanned Aerial Systems (Drone Technology) is explored for scanning and 3D modelling and Story Map production. A range of Open Source GIS software resources, including IGIS, QGIS, CMaps, AziMap, utilising Microsoft.NET technology are reviewed.  

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 using GIS Pro & GIS ON-Line.


Utilise satellite imagery sourced from ESRI Living Atlas to generate 3D modelling and for Story Map production


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


Represent and explore attribute data to detect trends and directional influences, create maps using a range of output surfaces.


Demonstrate awareness of Open Source GIS Software, from a range of sources, specifying both the advantages and disadvantages of these resources.

Teaching and Learning Strategies


Module Assessment Strategies

Formative - Practical activities performed in class

Summative - Assessment of spatial analysis tools and map production

Repeat Assessments


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

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.

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