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SPATIAL 3020WT - GIS for Agriculture & Natural Resource III

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: 4215
Session: Winter Session 1
Campus: Waite
Contact: 10 days intensive during Winter Semester
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Incompatible: SPATIAL 3007WT, SOIL&WAT 3007WT, SOIL&WAT 3020WT
Assessment: Practical exercises, written exam, research project

This course involves teaching sessions that may be attended by both Undergraduate and Postgraduate students. Geographic information systems have become an important tool far beyond the geographic disciplines. Applications in the agricultural sciences and natural resource management range from basic research on environmental sustainability to farm management and regional product marketing. This course gives an overview of the history and the rapid recent development of this technology and gives examples of commercially available state-of-the-art tools. Hands on computer exercises teach generic GIS skills of data capture, processing and presentation of results. Special practical exercises emphasize precision agriculture and management of spatial variability in agricultural production systems. Students will learn what information can be derived from space and airborne remote sensing for land management and how remotely sensed imagery can be combined with other sources of information in order to efficiently manage land, increase production and reduce costs and consider environmental benefits.

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Postgraduate Coursework
Non Award

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Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
4215 Mon 11/07/2022 Wed 13/07/2022 Thu 04/08/2022 Wed 17/08/2022

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Workshop
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
95050 WR01 54 8 4 Jul - 15 Jul Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 10am - 1pm Charles Hawker, 130, McLeod Lecture Theatre
Related Class: Practical
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
95088 PR01 54 8 4 Jul - 15 Jul Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 1pm - 6pm Charles Hawker, 131, Computer Suite