NS6306: Advanced Geographic Information Systems

NS6306: Advanced Geographic Information Systems

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Module Title Advanced Geographic Information Systems
Module Code NS6306
Module Tutor Lucy Clarke
School School of Natural and Social Sciences
CAT Points 15
Level of Study 6
Brief Description

This module develops practical experience of the advanced functionality available in ArcGIS. It includes the opportunity for applied investigation of complex spatial analysis and visualisation, geospatial database management and transference of GPS and LiDAR survey

Indicative Syllabus

GPS data collection


GPS processing: display and analysis


Terrain modelling: raster vs vector


Terrain and visibility analysis


ArcGIS; professional presentation


Remote sensing data acquisition


Database creation and symbology


GIS applications

Learning Outcomes

A student passing this module should be able to:

1. Appreciate the wider context of geographical information science

2. Critically evaluate the relative importance of and integrate material from a variety of sources, including digital and field-based data

3. Plan an integrated technological approach to a spatial investigation with topical relevance in an appropriate discipline

4. Use and critically evaluate GIS packages

5. Solve problems within a GIS setting

Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 36
Independent Learning Hours: 114
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 100% Assignment: Individual: 3000 words or equivalent
Special Assessment Requirements
Indicative Resources The current reading list can be found in the Module Guide, which your lecturer should make available via Moodle.

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