Introduction to Geographic Information Science

Macquarie University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Introduction to Geographic Information Science

  • Host University

    Macquarie University

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Geography, Information Sciences

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    COMP115 or COMP125 or ISYS100 or ISYS104 or STAT170 or STAT171

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This unit provides students with a comprehensive introduction to geospatial technologies, including geographic information systems (GIS), global positioning systems (GPS) and remote sensing. Students will learn core concepts and develop technical skills in data acquisition and management, mapping and spatial sampling and analysis. Students are provided training using the latest commercially available geospatial software. ENV264 covers the application of geographic information science across a range of disciplines, including environmental science and management, physical and human geography and urban planning.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.