Environmental Mapping and Monitoring (GEOG5004)


The unit introduces methods associated with acquiring data in the field and examines issues associated with application of spatial data to environmental monitoring, terrain mapping and geocomputing. Students will learn both theoretically and practically how environmental data is collected using different remote sensing techniques, (pre)processing methods of integrating data in a GIS environment and the role of spatial data in understanding landscape processes and quantifying environmental change.

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2 hours of lectures and one three hour practical per week.


Assignments (100%)

Faculty/department permission required?


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Assumed knowledge

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

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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.