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Course Overview

This course aims at progressing knowledge of spatial analysis tools in GIS. Map Algebra techniques will be applied to solve complex GIS projects. Part one is focussed on solving one complex spatial analysis exercise using commonly used GIS software emphasising how to best present results.

Part 2 focuses on optimising the planning and management of a GIS project. Attention is given to time management and potential sources of uncertainty when planning a GIS project. Through a series of practical exercises students will acquire the necessary skills for designing projects that address the needs of a target client or audience.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr Matteo Spagnolo

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

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

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Course Description

Students are assigned the task of utilising available map data and information as well as other disparate sources of information. They are asked to solve a specific problem utilising GIS advanced skills, specifically in spatial analysis. The solution is presented as a report covering the task with a specific focus on method.

Further Information & Notes


Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • MSc Geographical Information Systems

Contact Teaching Time

38 hours

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Computer Practical during University weeks 26 - 35

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Summative Assessments

100% continuous assessment.  Two coursework assessments.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.



Course Learning Outcomes


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