Geographic Information Systems and Science

UNSW Sydney

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Geographic Information Systems and Science

  • Host University

    UNSW Sydney

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Geography, Geology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

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

    There has been a rapid growth in the use of digital spatial data in many areas of resource management and the environmental sciences. The aim of this course is to provide both a solid theoretical understanding and a comprehensive practical introduction to the use of geographic information systems and science in the analysis of digital spatial data, simple modelling using digital spatial data, and in decision support using commercially available software. Topics covered in the course provide a comprehensive overview of the analytical treatment of digital geographic information including: sources; storage, representation and visualisation; analysis to generate new information and knowledge; and their dissemination through avenues such as the internet.
    This course will be conducted through a combination of lectures, computer laboratories and field work.

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.