CEG8705 : Geographic Information Systems
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Professor Philip James
- Owning School: Engineering
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
To provide students with a thorough understanding of spatial data types and sources.
To exemplify geo-processing operations applicable to the engineering disciplines.
Outline Of Syllabus
GIS - the how and the why
Fundamental spatial types
Using terrains and height
Editing and creating spatial data
Data formats and transformations
Data and databases
GIS - the horizon
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||20:00||20:00||Coursework Project (Data analysis and presentation, and independent project).|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||10||1:00||10:00||Lectures|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||10||1:30||15:00||Directed Reading|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Practical||6||3:00||18:00||Practicals in data location, acquisition and synthesis|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||37:00||37:00||Includes background reading and reading lecture notes for a full understanding of material.|
Jointly Taught With
|CEG8707||Geographic Information Systems (for SAPL)|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Lectures are used to introduce core concepts including data types, data sources, analysis and presentation.
Practicals are used to provide hands-on exposure to data location, acquisition and synthesis. A number of processes are applied to the data to answer real-world problems and the results collated and presented in map and report form.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Prob solv exercises||2||M||40||Coursework 1- Data Analysis and presentation. (Map outputs and brief written summary, approx 8 pages).|
|Prob solv exercises||2||M||60||Coursework 2 - Independent Project. Discipline specific problem solving topic. (Map outputs and written report, approx 8 pages).|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
Coursework 1 assesses core competencies in data handling, analysis and map presentation.
Coursework 2 requires the student to locate and acquire suitable data from a variety of sources, process the data to use in the GIS, select and apply the correct geo-processing methods and tools and to create outputs that present the results so that they can be interpreted easily. The written element will demonstrate critical analysis of data sources and processes applied and assess the interpretation of the analytical process.