GIS4407 Web Based Geographic Information System
|Semester 2, 2013 External Toowoomba|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Engineering & Surveying|
|School or Department :||Surveying & Spatial Science|
|Version produced :||23 May 2013|
Examiner: Kithsiri Perera
Moderator: Armando Apan
Pre-requisite: GIS1402 or Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GCGS or GDST or MSST or GCNS or GCST or GDNS or MENS
The growing capability of the Internet, World Wide Web and Geographic Information System (GIS) has created a demand for Web based applications of GIS. This course focuses on the conceptual and practical aspects of developing Web based GIS applications.
The course covers the fundamental concepts and principles of Web based GIS. It deals with the theories and principles behind Web based GIS development including Web mapping services, distributed (cloud) systems and client/server computing, Web interface design, networking fundamentals, geographic mark-up language, service and security in Web based GIS, Web mapping software and Web based GIS applications including voluntary geographic information.
The course objectives define the student learning outcomes for a course. On completion of this course, students should be able to:
- understand basic Web mapping concept;
- conceptualise distributed information systems and client/server computing;
- evaluate Web interface design processes and requirements;
- comprehend network and networking environment;
- understand basics of Geographic Mark-up Language;
- appraise performance and security issues related to Web based GIS;
- identify current Web mapping software development trend;
- visualise different types of Web based GIS applications.
|1.||Web based GIS: concept, evolution and applications||10.00|
|2.||Web & GIS: Web fundamentals, basic architecture & components||15.00|
|3.||Web services: type, function, interoperability and standards||15.00|
|4.||Geospatial mashups: evolution, function, design and challenges||10.00|
|5.||Mobile GIS: technology, benefits and prospects||15.00|
|6.||Geoportals: concept, functions and challenges||10.00|
|7.||Applications of Web based GIS in e-business and e-government||15.00|
|8.||Future trend of Web based GIS||10.00|
Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed
ALL textbooks and materials available to be purchased can be sourced from USQ's Online Bookshop (unless otherwise stated). (https://bookshop.usq.edu.au/bookweb/subject.cgi?year=2013&sem=02&subject1=GIS4407)
Please contact us for alternative purchase options from USQ Bookshop. (https://bookshop.usq.edu.au/contact/)
Fu, P & Sun, J 2010, Web GIS: Principles and Applications, Esri Press Book, Redlands, Calif.
Mitchell, T 2005, Web mapping illustrated, O'Reilly Media Inc, Sebastopol.
(Also available electronically through library catalogue via Safari Books.)
Peng, Z-R & Tsou, MH 2003, Internet GIS - distributed geographic information service for the internet and wireless networks, Wiley, New York.
Student workload requirements
|Description||Marks out of||Wtg (%)||Due Date||Notes|
|ASSIGNMENT||300||30||06 Sep 2013||(see note 1)|
|QUIZ||100||10||18 Oct 2013||(see note 2)|
|2 HOUR CLOSED EXAMINATION||600||60||End S2||(see note 3)|
- Students will be advised about self assessment via course homepage during the semester.
- Students will be advised about the quiz via course homepage during the semester.
- Student Administration will advise students of the dates of their examinations during the semester.
Important assessment information
There are no attendance requirements for this course. However, it is the students' responsibility to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.
Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
To complete each of the assessment items satisfactorily, students must obtain at least 50% of the marks available (or at least a grade of C-).
Penalties for late submission of required work:
If students submit assignments after the due date without (prior) approval of the examiner then a penalty of 5% of the total marks gained by the student for the assignment may apply for each working day late up to ten working days at which time a mark of zero may be recorded. No assignments will be accepted after model answers have been posted.
Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
To be assured of receiving a passing grade in a course a student must obtain at least 50% of the total weighted marks for the course.
Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
The final grades for students will be assigned on the basis of the weighted aggregate of the marks (or grades) obtained for each of the summative assessment items in the course.
In a Closed Examination, candidates are allowed to bring only writing and drawing instruments into the examination.
Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
Any Deferred or Supplementary examinations for this course will be held during the examination period at the end of the semester of the next offering of this course.
University Student Policies:
Students should read the USQ policies: Definitions, Assessment and Student Academic Misconduct to avoid actions which might contravene University policies and practices. These policies can be found at http://policy.usq.edu.au/portal/custom/search/category/usq_document_policy_type/Student.1.html.
The due date for an assignment is the date by which a student must despatch the assignment to USQ. The onus is on the student to provide proof of the dispatch date, if requested by the Examiner.
Students must retain a copy of each item submitted for assessment. This must be despatched to USQ within 24 hours if required by the Examiner.
In accordance with University Policy, the Examiner may grant an extension of the due date of an assignment in extenuating circumstances.
If electronic submission of assessments is specified for the course, students will be notified of this in the course Introductory Book and on the USQ Study Desk. All required electronic submission must be made through the Assignment Drop Box located on the USQ Study Desk for the course, unless directed otherwise by the examiner of the course. The due date for an electronically submitted assessment is the date by which a student must electronically submit the assignment. The assignment files must be submitted by 11.55pm on the due date using USQ time (as displayed on the clock on the course home page; that is, Australian Eastern Standard Time).
If the method of assessment submission is by written, typed or printed paper-based media students should (i) submit to the Faculty Office for students enrolled in the course in the on-campus mode, or (ii) mail to the USQ for students enrolled in the course in the external mode. The due date for the assessment is the date by which a student must (i) submit the assessment for students enrolled in the on-campus mode, or (ii) mail the assessment for students enrolled in the external mode.
The Faculty will NOT normally accept submission of assessments by facsimile or email.
Students who do not have regular access to postal services for the submission of paper-based assessments, or regular access to Internet services for electronic submission, or are otherwise disadvantaged by these regulations may be given special consideration. They should contact the examiner of the course to negotiate such special arrangements prior to the submission date.
Students who have undertaken all of the required assessments in a course but who have failed to meet some of the specified objectives of a course within the normally prescribed time may be awarded one of the temporary grades: IM (Incomplete - Supplementary Examination and Make-up). A temporary grade will only be awarded when, in the opinion of the Examiner, a student will be able to achieve the remaining objectives of the course after a period of non directed personal study.
Students who, for medical, family/personal, or employment-related reasons, are unable to complete an assignment or to sit for an examination at the scheduled time may apply to defer an assessment in a course. Such a request must be accompanied by appropriate supporting documentation. The following temporary grade may be awarded: IDM (Incomplete Deferred Make-up).
Harvard (AGPS) is the referencing system required in this course. Students should use Harvard (AGPS) style in their assignments to format details of the information sources they have cited in their work. The Harvard (AGPS) style to be used is defined by the USQ Library's referencing guide.
Students must have internet access with minimum connection speed of 56kbps (preferably ADSL) to access web materials related to the course as well as e-mail and UConnect.