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GYM4650 - GIS applications: Project formulation and database assembly

12 points, SCA Band 2, 0.250 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader(s): Jim Peterson

Offered

Clayton First semester 2009 (Day)

Synopsis

This unit is designed to teach students to make the best of their knowledge about the sciences behind the themes of thematic mapping, on the one hand, and GIS on the other, so that, in discussion with a supervisor, an application of digital spatial data handling relevant to their interests can be identified. In project formulation, the relevant data and information flow paths must be documented and sourced, the appropriate data model selected and data quality issues addressed. After that, efficient digital spatial data base assembly can take place and verification/testing commenced. This unit is a prerequisite for GYM4660, the final unit for the Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (GIS).

Assessment

Spatial database quality and suitability test: 100%

Prerequisites

Completion of GYM4920 and GYM4610, plus two of GYM4600, GYM4620, GYM4630, or GYM4640

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