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GIS: Problem Solving - OLET2614

Year - 2020

This OLE unit explores the role of GIS as a cross-disciplinary 'enabler' for solving environmental and societal problems and recognising future alternatives. Spatial thinking as a framework for understanding complex social and environmental system interactions involves concepts of space, tools of representation and processes of reasoning. Material presented in this unit will encourage research enquiry through multidimensional visualization, analysis and modelling of empirical data that is informed by deep subject-specific knowledge and spatial reasoning. Example topic themes: Sustainability GIS; GIS in Archaeology; Social GIS; Land management GIS; Marine GIS

podcast lectures (2 hrs); online tutorial (5 hrs); blackboard collaborate focus group sessions (4 hrs)

2 assignments

Assumed knowledge
It is assumed students already have an understanding of basic GIS concepts and analysis methods which can be acquired through OLEO1609 GIS: Geographic Information Systems (0 cp).


Faculty: Science

Intensive August

20 Jul 2020

Department/School: Geosciences Academic Operations
Study Mode: Online
Census Date: 07 Aug 2020
Unit of study level: Intermediate
Credit points: 2.0
EFTSL: 0.042
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Eleanor Bruce
HECS Band: 2
Courses that offer this unit

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