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Advanced Spatial Information Analysis will take your basic GIS skills and introduce advanced analysis techniques relevant to marine and terrestrial ecology.
· Course delivered by GIS professionals with number of relevant guest speakers from industry and NGO’s
· Mainly practical based course to give hands on experience
· Assessment based on research proposal can be linked to your research projectProvide you with the necessary GIS skills for careers in spatial analysis research and management of natural resources
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||7.5 credits (3.75 ECTS credits)|
Spatial Analysis is a keystone for the successful application of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to environmental challenges. GIS only reaches its full potential when the power of spatial analysis is engaged. It requires a much deeper awareness of the underlying assumptions and methods. While GIS platforms (e.g. ArcGIS) offer easy access to very advanced spatial analytical and modelling tools, it is much more difficult to produce a valid, defensible analytical result. The overall goal of this course is to familiarise you with key methods and help you become an informed spatial analyst. This course aims to provide students with essential theoretical concepts of quantitative geography and spatial analysis but most of all focusing on the technical knowledge and skills necessary to investigate spatial patterns. Concepts examined include measures of geographical distribution (including point and areal pattern analysis) and spatial autocorrelation, interpolation, and geostatistics. The focus is on understanding the theories and context of spatial analysis so that you are equipped to find and apply the best analytical tool, interpret and present your results for your research project and later on in your academic or professional life.
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