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GEOG19021 Geographic Information Systems
Geographic Information Systems
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General Information

Overview

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) power decision making for a massive raft of Earth and human-system interactions in research, government and industry – far beyond the cartographic public face that is Google Maps. You will gain introductory practical skill in making electronic maps and analysing geographical data. You will explore key mapping concepts that underpin GIS, as well as practice some of the key map communication standards that are as important today as they were for Gerardus Mercator in the 16th century.

Details

Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 2
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

There are no requisites for this unit.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 1 - 2022

Online

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Class and Assessment Overview

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This information will be available on Monday 10 January 2022
Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Student satisfaction feedback 2021.

Feedback

Some more 'how to' explanatory videos.

Recommendation

The unit lead will craft some 'how to' ArcGIS Pro videos.

Feedback from Student satisfaction feedback 2021.

Feedback

The textbook taught version 2.6 of ArcGIS Pro but the CQU GIS is at version 2.7.

Recommendation

The unit lead will review the capacity to deprecate the CQU ArcGIS Pro license offering to students to match the version subject of the textbook.

Feedback from Student satisfaction feedback 2021.

Feedback

The unit is engaging and provides employment skills.

Recommendation

The unit lead will maintain the focus on employment skills quantified by the industry reference group.

Unit Learning Outcomes

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Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes

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Textbooks and Resources

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Academic Integrity Statement

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