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EV5403: APPLICATIONS OF GIS (2016-2017)

Last modified: 28 Jun 2018 10:27

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 MSci Biological Sciences

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


Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • MRes Environmental Science
  • MRes Soil Science
  • MSc Environmental Science
  • MSc Soil Science

Contact Teaching Time

76 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


100% continuous assessment.

Formative Assessment




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