University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

GEOG 2129 - Introductory Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 2
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Discovery Experience Working: Yes
Pre-Requisite: At least 12 units of Level I undergraduate study
Incompatible: GEST 2029, GEST 2022 or GEST 3022
Assessment: Practical report and assignments (60%), exam (40%)
Syllabus:

This course provides an introduction to the theory and practice of geographic information systems (GIS). What is geographic data? What is GIS? How is GIS applied in the study of real world issues? This course will introduce some of the basic concepts of GIS, input of data, storage and management of data and modelling output from GIS. Concepts such as how to model the complex real world in a computer and the difference between data and geographic data are covered. Lectures cover the basics of GIS, vector and raster data models, geographic data analysis, visualisation techniques and geographic overlay. Importantly, the focus of this course is in the application of GIS to solving real world problems using local examples. The practical sessions build basic skills in GIS such as adding, visualising, analysing and modelling data and creating effective map layouts.

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Tuition Fees
Units EFTSL Pre-2010 2010 Onwards Domestic International
3 0.125 Band 2 $1,169 Band 2 $1,169 select program select program


Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 2 Mon 12/08/2019 Sat 31/08/2019 Fri 20/09/2019 Fri 01/11/2019


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
25085 LE01 180 61 30 Jul - 17 Sep Tuesday 2pm - 3pm Johnson, G29, Rennie Lecture Theatre
8 Oct - 29 Oct Tuesday 2pm - 3pm Johnson, G29, Rennie Lecture Theatre
Related Class: Workshop
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
20823 WR13 25 1 30 Jul - 17 Sep Tuesday 3pm - 5pm Napier, 107, Computer Suite
8 Oct - 5 Nov Tuesday 3pm - 5pm Napier, 107, Computer Suite
25086 WR10 30 13 1 Aug - 19 Sep Thursday 3pm - 5pm Napier, 107, Computer Suite
10 Oct - 7 Nov Thursday 3pm - 5pm Napier, 107, Computer Suite
25089 WR07 30 17 29 Jul - 16 Sep Monday 2pm - 4pm Napier, 107, Computer Suite
7 Oct - 4 Nov Monday 2pm - 4pm Napier, 107, Computer Suite
25091 WR05 30 10 1 Aug - 19 Sep Thursday 10am - 12pm Napier, 107, Computer Suite
10 Oct - 7 Nov Thursday 10am - 12pm Napier, 107, Computer Suite
25092 WR04 30 5 1 Aug - 19 Sep Thursday 12pm - 2pm Napier, 107, Computer Suite
10 Oct - 7 Nov Thursday 12pm - 2pm Napier, 107, Computer Suite
25095 WR01 25 8 2 Aug - 20 Sep Friday 1pm - 3pm Napier, 106, Computer Suite
11 Oct - 8 Nov Friday 1pm - 3pm Napier, 106, Computer Suite