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Last modified: 31 Jul 2023 11:36

Course Overview

This course aims at progressing knowledge of spatial analysis tools in GIS. A variety of Map algebra techniques will be applied to solve complex GIS projects. Part one is focussed on solving a relatively simple spatial analysis exercise on climate. Part two focuses on automation in GIS and large spatial data analyses using Python. Part three is a multiple practical exercise that trains students to use best practices and advanced spatial analysis techniques to resolve a complex GIS problem simulating a real-life work assignment.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Dr Matteo Spagnolo

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

  • Any Postgraduate Programme

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Course Description

Students conduct a number of projects where they learn how to source, manipulate and analyse spatial data in order to solve specific problems utilising GIS advanced skills, specifically in spatial analysis.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Computer Practical during University weeks 26 - 35, 39

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Learning Outcomes
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