Please note this module descriptor is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.
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
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
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
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