DIGI205-20S1 (C) Semester One 2020

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 17 February 2020
End Date: Sunday, 21 June 2020
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 28 February 2020
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 29 May 2020


Geographic Information Systems (GIS) provide the tools for managing, analysing and presenting spatial information in an intuitive and graphical way. This course provides students with an introduction to the fundamental concepts, principles and techniques of GIS. The course examines the use of geographic technology including global positioning systems as well as GIS. It also introduces you to the development of GIS and GPS software skills, including ArcView.

After completing this course, we expect you to have gained the following:

• An understanding of the key concepts in GIS, GPS, and RS
• The ability to apply basic spatial analysis techniques to geographic data
• Hands-on skills using the technology and in particular to:
  o   demonstrate practical use of GIS, GPS, and RS software;
  o   access and use digital geographic data;
  o   produce digital map compositions which demonstrate sound cartographic principles; and
  o   undertake basic fieldwork for geographic data collection
• An awareness of the limitations of geographic technology


Any 30 points at 100 level from the BA, BE (Hons), BSc or Bcom.


Course Coordinator

For further information see Humanities Head of Department

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $867.00

International fee $4,250.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Humanities .

All DIGI205 Occurrences

  • DIGI205-20S1 (C) Semester One 2020