University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

GEOG 2129 - Introductory Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 1
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
Assumed Knowledge: This course assumes students have a basic level of computer literacy and familiarity with Microsoft Windows, Word and Excel
Incompatible: GEST 2029, GEST 2022 or GEST 3022
Assessment: Weekly content assessment, Final practical assessment, Final theoretical assessment
Syllabus:

The course is based on spatial (geographic) data, and how it can be utilised within a Geographic Information System (GIS) environment to solve real-world problems. It introduces students to both the theory and practice of GIS. You will be introduced to fundamental concepts of GIS, including: the input, storage and management of data; analysing and modelling geographic data; and the various outputs (maps and charts) from a GIS. Lectures cover fundamental concepts of spatial analysis and mapping within a GIS. These include projections and coordinate systems; vector and raster data models; map design and spatial data visualisation techniques; spatial analysis tools and methods; data quality issues; and how GIS has been used in different industries. Workshops build on the content covered in lectures, providing an opportunity to develop the practical skills necessary for performing spatial analysis tasks and the creation of high-quality maps, using commercial GIS software.

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Undergraduate
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Units
EFTSL
Amount
3
0.125
          
  


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 1 Tue 15/03/2022 Thu 24/03/2022 Fri 06/05/2022 Fri 10/06/2022


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
19563 LEC0 185 26 This class does not have any timetabled face-to-face sessions. Please check MyUni or contact your Course Coordinator for details.
Note: This lecture is pre-recorded and can be viewed any time after publication in MyUni. Please refer to MyUni for details once enrolled.
Related Class: Workshop
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
13017 WR09 24 4 3 Mar - 7 Apr Thursday 3pm - 5pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
28 Apr - 9 Jun Thursday 3pm - 5pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
16105 WR07 24 5 2 Mar - 6 Apr Wednesday 10am - 12pm Napier, 106, Computer Suite
27 Apr - 8 Jun Wednesday 10am - 12pm Napier, 106, Computer Suite
16106 WR06 28 1 1 Mar - 5 Apr Tuesday 1pm - 3pm Napier, 107, Computer Suite
26 Apr - 7 Jun Tuesday 1pm - 3pm Napier, 107, Computer Suite
16107 WR05 28 4 2 Mar - 6 Apr Wednesday 3pm - 5pm Napier, 107, Computer Suite
27 Apr - 8 Jun Wednesday 3pm - 5pm Napier, 107, Computer Suite
16108 WR04 28 FULL 2 Mar - 6 Apr Wednesday 1pm - 3pm Napier, 107, Computer Suite
27 Apr - 8 Jun Wednesday 1pm - 3pm Napier, 107, Computer Suite
16110 WR02 28 3 1 Mar - 5 Apr Tuesday 3pm - 5pm Napier, 107, Computer Suite
26 Apr - 7 Jun Tuesday 3pm - 5pm Napier, 107, Computer Suite
16111 WR01 25 9 3 Mar - 7 Apr Thursday 12pm - 2pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
28 Apr - 9 Jun Thursday 12pm - 2pm MyUni, OL, Online Class