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EV5403: APPLICATIONS OF GIS (2017-2018)

Last modified: 27 Feb 2018 13:41

Course Overview

Applications of GIS will provide you with the opportunities to become familiar with ArcGIS software and understand the application of GIS technologies to address environmental management and research questions.

·         Provide increasingly important GIS skills on your CV

·         Practical based course so you learn how to use GIS as well as getting the theory

·         Range of real management and research examples used in environmental sciences

Guest speakers from relevant industry on application of GIS in their role

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 7.5 credits (3.75 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Dr Louise Page

Qualification Prerequisites


What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Either Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied) or Programme Level 5
  • Either Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied) or MSci Biological Sciences
  • One of Biology (BI) (Studied) or MRes Environmental Science or MRes Soil Science or Master Of Science In Environmental And Forest Management or MSc Soil Science or Master Of Science In Environmental Pollution And Remediation or Master Of Science In Environmental Management or Master Of Science In Environmental And Ecological Sciences or MSc Environmental Science

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

Topics covered in the course will include: Fundamentals of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Data collection using GPS Data processing, inserting XY data Creating and exporting maps Fundamentals of using a GIS software (ArcMap & ArcCatalog)

Associated Costs


Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown


More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

100% continuous assessment.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.



Course Learning Outcomes


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