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Geographic Information Systems (GIS) provide the tools for gathering, 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.
Nau mai ki GEOG-DIGI205/GISC422 – welcome to GEOG-DIGI205/GISC422. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) provide the tools for managing, analysing, and presenting spatial information in an intuitive and graphical way. GEOG-DIGI205/GISC422 provides students with an introduction to the fundamental concepts, principles, and techniques of GIS. The course examines the use of geospatial technology including global positioning systems (GPS), geographical information systems, and aspects of remote sensing (RS). It also develops introductory GIS software skills using ArcGIS and ENVI. This year’s main contributors are Dr. Carolynne Hultquist (firstname.lastname@example.org), Dr. Ioannis Delikostiids (email@example.com), and Justin Harrison (Laboratory, Field and Equipment Technician, firstname.lastname@example.org).GEOG-DIGI205/GISC422 is designed to provide an applied introduction to geographic information systems. The course focuses on key concepts and methods in GIS, GPS and Remote Sensing. It will allow students to develop hands-on skills for handling and analysing geospatial data.
Course Requirements:To be eligible to be credited with a pass in GEOG-DIGI205/GISC422, you must meet the following course requirements:1. Complete the laboratory programme2. Hand in lab work and complete quizzes3. Pass the final examCourse Learning Outcomes:The aims of this course are to:Provide an applied introduction to key technical concepts and methods used with GIS, Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and Remote Sensing (RS).examine and use data capture and analysis techniques with GIS, GPS and RSdevelop hands-on skills using GIS and RS softwareAfter completing this course, we expect you to have gained the following:an understanding of the key concepts in GIS, GPS, and RSthe ability to apply basic spatial analysis techniques to geographic datahands-on skills using the technology and in particular to: o demonstrate practical use of GIS and RS software; o access and use digital geographic data;o produce digital map compositions which demonstrate sound cartographic principles; ando undertake basic fieldwork for geographic data collectionan awareness of the limitations of geographic technology
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:
Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award
Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.
Employable, innovative and enterprising
Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.
Biculturally competent and confident
Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree.
Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.
45 points at 100-level or above, from any degree schedule.
DIGI205 and GISC422
Students must attend one activity from each section.
23 hrs lectures (23 x 1 hour lectures)30 hrs labs (10 x 3 hour labs)97 hrs self-study and assignment/project work
Heywood, D. Ian. , Cornelius, Sarah, Carver, Steve;
An introduction to geographical information systems
Prentice Hall, 2011.
Longley, Paul et al;
Geographic information science & systems
Supplementary readings which you are expected to read will be listed most weeks online.
GEOG-DIGI205 Prerequisites: 45 points at 100-level or above, from any degree schedule. GISC422 Prerequisites: Undergraduate degree or diploma
Course Requirements:To be eligible to be credited with a pass in GEOG-DIGI205/GISC422, you must meet the following course requirements:1. Complete the laboratory programme2. Hand in lab work and complete quizzes3. Pass the final exam
Domestic fee $916.00
International fee $4,750.00
* 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
School of Earth and Environment