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GG5067: ORIGINS, EVOLUTIONS AND IMPLEMENTATION OF GIS (2020-2021)

Last modified: 05 Aug 2021 13:04


Course Overview

 



This
module will introduce students to the literature, concepts, theories, knowledge
and understanding of the origins, history, development, and evolution of
Geographical Information Systems. This will include a timeline of key
developments in GIS theory and practice; technological developments of GIS from
its geographical origins to the commercial location-based technologies of
today; the underlying geographical principles and fundamentals of GIS;
discussion of GIS as a tool or technique, a discipline or science; and some of
the major developments that have led to mobile location-based technologies.
Finally, key future developments of this rapidly evolving technology with some
example applications.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr David R. Green

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

  • Any Postgraduate Programme

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

 



This
module will introduce students to the literature, concepts, theories, knowledge
and understanding of the origins, history, development, and evolution of
Geographical Information Systems. This will include a timeline of key
developments in GIS theory and practice; technological developments of GIS from
its geographical origins to the commercial location-based technologies of
today; the underlying geographical principles and fundamentals of GIS;
discussion of GIS as a tool or technique, a discipline or science; and some of
the major developments that have led to mobile location-based technologies.
Finally, key future developments of this rapidly evolving technology with some
example applications.


In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Computer Practical during University weeks 8 - 18

More Information about Week Numbers


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Summative Assessments

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 80
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

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

Word Count 3000
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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2x short in-class exercises

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 20
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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