Geographic Information Science A (GEOG5001)


This unit of study gives an overview of basic spatial data models, and enables students to understand the use of data from a variety of sources within a geographical information system (GIS). The analysis of spatial data, and its manipulation to address questions appropriate to planning or locational applications, will be addressed, as will the development of thematic maps from diverse data layers.

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Six lectures plus six workshops.


Quiz and Assignments (100%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Assumed knowledge

This unit assumes a sound understanding of scientific principles, HSC level mathematics and understanding of basic statistics.

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.