GEOG324-23S2 (C) Semester Two 2023

Web GIS and Geoinformatics

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 17 July 2023
End Date: Sunday, 12 November 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 30 July 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 1 October 2023


This course builds on GEOG205 Introduction to GIS, delving deeper into the nuts and bolts of how GIS work and advancing students' knowledge and skills in geographic data management, geographic information systems design, geographic information visualisation, and human computer interaction from a geoinformatics perspective. GEOG324 is a technical, largely lab- and project-based course, where students will use a mix of proprietary and open source GIS software to gain advanced skills in GIS, focusing on Web GIS applications. Students will learn how databases are used to store geographic information, and gain practice in the creation of dynamic web maps and Internet-based spatial analysis. There is also a research component to the course in order to ensure students are aware of the research landscape in geographic information science (GIScience) and are able to critically analyse work undertaken in GIScience.


30 points of 200-level Geography, including GEOG205, or
in special cases with approval of the Head of Department. Recommended preparation: COSC121, or
equivalent introductory programming course.

Recommended Preparation

COSC121, or equivalent introductory programming course.

Course Coordinator

Carolynne Hultquist

Indicative Fees

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.

Minimum enrolments

This course will not be offered if fewer than 30 people apply to enrol.

Limited Entry Course

Maximum enrolment is 50

For further information see School of Earth and Environment .

All GEOG324 Occurrences

  • GEOG324-23S2 (C) Semester Two 2023