TCP1023 : Geographical Information Systems (Inactive)
- Inactive for Year: 2017/18
- Module Leader(s): Dr Neil Adrian Powe
- Owning School: Architecture, Planning & Landscape
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
Geographical information systems (GISs) are very powerful and popular tools within planning and geography. Perhaps the most useful skill relates to the creation of professional maps, which can then be used within your essays, reports and dissertations. This module provides a basic introduction to GISs, their use in planning, and provides you with the practical ability to generate professional maps for geography and planning applications.
Thus the specific aims are: Provide an introduction to GIS; provide the necessary skills in order to undertake basic analysis; enable students to choose the appropriate GIS techniques and critically evaluate GIS techniques applied by others.
Outline Of Syllabus
The module explains the role of GIS within planning practice, the type of data you can use and provides the knowledge to create good maps.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||27:00||27:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||4||1:00||4:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||1||27:00||27:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||3||1:00||3:00||Seminar|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Workshops||12||1:00||12:00||Cluster based workshop|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||27:00||27:00||N/A|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Lectures provide an introduction to GIS in the context of planning.
Emphasis on practicals provides opportunities for developing skills of presentation. Private study time gives opportunities for consolidating the experiences gained in the practicals and understanding how these techniques are applied in planning research.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Report||2||M||100||One 1,500 word report|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The GIS report requires students to use and apply GIS to a planning related applications. This tests the students’ understanding of the principles underpinning the techniques used.