Version Effective: 29th of April, 2020
Version Effective: 29th of April, 2020

PDC59449 - GPS Cows

Course Details

Course Summary

This online resource provides guidelines on getting started with the GPS system, using ArcGIS online, basis data analysis and scientific communication.

There are six (6) modules in this course, including:

  1. Getting started
  2. Getting your data ready for analysis
  3. Introduction to ARcGIS Online
  4. Data analysis in ARcGIS Online and Excel
  5. Communicating your Research
  6. Scientific Reading and Interpretation

There is no fee associated with this short course.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements. 

Course Details

Course Type Short Course (Professional Development)
Student Availability
  • Domestic
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Application Mode
  • Other
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Study Area
  • Education and Humanities
  • Science and Environment
Skill Area
  • General Education and Training
  • Rural Industries

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
Not Applicable

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

This resource provides Professional Development for high school teachers. This is a resource only and no CPD hours or Certificate of Completion will be allocated.

Course Structures

Study Mode Definitions

  • Mixed Mode courses are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools and/or workshops.
  • Online courses are delivered using online resources only.
  • On-campus courses are delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching at CQUniversity campuses.

*All study modes may include Vocational placement and/or work integrated learning.

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Course Learning Outcomes

1. Understand the process of getting started with the GPS including the following:

  • How to build a GPS collar
  • GPS Configuration
  • How to start a GPS
  • How to fit a GPS collar
  • Data download and transfer

2. Understand the process of cleaning your data before analysis including the following:

  • Setting up your GPS spreadsheet
  • Selecting and removing bad data
  • Recalculating distance and speed

3. Understand how to use ArcGIS online including the following:

  • Logging in
  • Importing data
  • Creating a paddock boundary

4. Understand the process of getting your data ready for analysis in ArcGIS online and Excel including the following elements:

  • Daily activity
  • Buffers
  • Distance to feature (excel) and data comparison
  • Area utilisation
  • The effect of elevation
  • Soil

5. Understand how to communicate your research and findings through a poster

6. Have a basic understanding of how to read and interpret scientific papers.

There is no formal assessment.

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