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GG5540: CURRENT APPLICATIONS OF GIS (2018-2019)

Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07


Course Overview

This module will examine some of the many different applications of the geospatial technologies. It comprises two sections: 1) invited lectures from external guest speakers on a selection of current GIS applications embracing academic, commercial and research topics on e.g. physical and human geography, planning, archaeology, geology, computer science, and specialist applications from amongst others: the renewable energy sector, oil and gas industry, offshore surveying, marine spatial planning, precision agriculture, environmental management, local authorities, and the business sector; 2) the execution of a practical-based mini GIS project chosen from a list of topics of specific interest to the student.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr David Green

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

  • One of Archaeology (AY) (Studied) or Computing Science (CS) (Studied) or Geography (GG) (Studied)
  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This module will examine some of the many different applications of the geospatial technologies. It comprises two sections: 1) invited lectures from external guest speakers on a selection of current GIS applications embracing academic, commercial and research topics on e.g. physical and human geography, planning, archaeology, geology, computer science, and specialist applications from amongst others: the renewable energy sector, oil and gas industry, offshore surveying, marine spatial planning, precision agriculture, environmental management, local authorities, and the business sector; 2) the execution of a practical-based mini-GIS project chosen from a list of topics of specific interest to the student.

Further Information & Notes

N/A

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • MSc Geographical Information Systems

Contact Teaching Time

22 hours

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Computer Practical during University weeks 25 - 35

More Information about Week Numbers


Summative Assessments

100% Continuous Assessment. Guest Lecture Summaries and 1 mini-project (weighting 25% and 75%).

Formative Assessment

A number of additional duly completed in-class assignments will be provided

Feedback

Students will receive feedback on coursework using Turnitin. Feedback on all assignments will be within two weeks.

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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