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Module

CEG3717 : Applied Geospatial Data Handling

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Alistair Ford
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

This module aims to equip students with a broad knowledge of the applications of GIS and practical issues that may arise from its use. Through a set of practical examples through the lens of environmental risk, the model illustrates some conceptual issues related to the implementation and practicalities of geospatial data handling. Students will be provided an overview of the global use of GIS in a number of environmental and risk-related application areas, and use a number of tools and systems in practical sessions, particularly around online and open-source tools.

Outline Of Syllabus

Use and users of GIS and implementation issues
Analysis of GI requirements and system design
Data in GIS – and use of metadata
Spatial Data Infrastructure and data storage
Standards in GI data and systems
Open-source geospatial tools
Modelling and mapping for environmental risk
The ESRI geospatial stack

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