Introduction to Geographic Information Science - ENV264
This unit introduces students from a range of disciplines to Geographic Information Science and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). GIS is a technology that manages, analyses and disseminates geographic information. GIS uses databases to provide 'intelligent maps' of features on the earth's surface and provides tools to derive new information from existing data. GIS provides information for many fields, for example, resource management, environmental evaluation, responding to emergencies and targeting market segments. This unit provides basic knowledge of and skills in GIS that are applicable to a wide range of workplaces. The lecture program has short segments that explore the diversity of GIS. Lecture material introduces the nature of GIS, the basic GIS tools, concepts and techniques used in urban management and planning, and environmental evaluation and management, analysis of transport networks and remote sensing. Practicals introduce GIS skills using ArcGIS software.
D1 - Day; Offered in Session 1, North Ryde
X1 - External study; Offered in Session 1 (On-campus dates: 12 May)
|Staff Contact(s):||Dr Michael Chang|
Department of Environment and Geography
Faculty of Science
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