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Module

CEG3716 : Geospatial Informatics

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Jin Xing
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

This module aims to expose students to the advanced GIS approaches employed in modern environmental applications. The module aims to teach the core theory and principles of how GIS spatial analysis can be employed as a fundamental tool in environmental applications; from data capture, management, analysis through to simulation modelling. The module will provide students with practical experience of how the techniques covered are applied in practice via computational implementation of this principles and theory covered. The module focuses on showing how, in combination, an integrated GIS computational approach can be applied to terrestrial environmental studies.

Outline Of Syllabus

The module will compromise of a range of taught theory and practical computer-based material that will demonstrate to students how GIS is used to perform analysis and modelling in terrestrial environmental applications. The module will cover the use of quantitative spatial analysis, spatial statistics and geostatistics in environmental studies. Spatial simulation modelling for terrestrial applications is introduced covering both the spatial modelling of the natural and built-environment. Aspects of how spatial analysis and models can be presented and visualised are also covered. Linked practicals will be used to expose students to the practise of geospatial informatics via an assessed project.

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Reading Lists

Timetable