CEG8702 : An Introduction to the Fundamentals of GIS
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Professor Philip James
- Owning School: Engineering
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semester 1 Credit Value:
To understand the fundamental concepts of a GIS and its uses and applications. To gain hands-on experience of using a GIS to solve real-world problems.
What is GIS?
GIS uses in Spatial Data 1 - types of spatial data
GIS uses in Spatial Data 2 - why is it different?
GIS operations - Analysis, Management and Visualisation
Databases - Storing spatial data GIS and the web - making GIS data available to the world
Standards, ontologies and the future.
Outline Of Syllabus
What is Geographic Information Science (GIS)?
What is a GIS project?
What is ArcGIS?
Modelling reality - Modelling space (Spatial concepts)
Modelling reality - Modelling space is different
Databases and Storage
GIS and the Web
Standards, Open GIS, Semantics and Ontologies
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||12||0:30||6:00||Revision for Exam|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||12||1:00||12:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||3:00||3:00||Assessment Practical x 2|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||2:00||2:00||Exam|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Practical||8||2:00||16:00||Data acquisition and modelling and GIS|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||61:00||61:00||Includes background reading and reading lecture notes for full understanding of material.|
Jointly Taught With
|CEG1702||Geographic Information Systems|
|CEG1710||Geographic Information Systems|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
A project based interactive teaching style is used in this module, backed up with lectures providing the fundamental underpinning to the practical sessions.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|CEG1702||Geographic Information Systems||1||N/A|
|CEG1710||Geographic Information Systems||1||N/A|
|Practical/lab report||1||M||22||Data acquisition and modelling|
|Practical/lab report||1||M||28||GIS Project|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
Students' understanding and knowledge of core theoretical factors underpinning the management, analysis and presentation of spatial data is assessed through a PC examination. Intended skills and a practical, working knowledge of data and software is assessed through practical work.
Students are introduced to core concepts in lectures and this is practised through two assessed practicals. The practicals have been developed to enable the students to work independently. Each practical session has a submission that repeats the core exercises carried out in the session.