|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences|
|School or Department :||School of Surveying & Built Environment|
|Student contribution band :||Band 2|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||17 May 2022|
Pre-requisite: GIS1402 and GIS3406 or Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GCST or GDST or MSPT
Geographic information systems (GIS) and remote sensing technologies are tools that support decision-making in many applications areas. These areas are often discipline-specific that require specialised knowledge and specific paradigms, in which the use of appropriate GIS and remote sensing methods are needed. This course will be valuable for students and professionals in gaining knowledge and insights on how to best utilise GIS and remote sensing in a particular application area.
This course is a problem based learning course. It will allow students to apply geographic information systems (GIS) and remote sensing methods and techniques that they have acquired to open ended problems. Emphasis will be placed on how spatial science and technologies are being applied in niche areas to acquire, manage, analyse and generate spatial information for planning and management. The problems in this course may come from the following application areas: natural resource management, environment and ecology, urban and regional planning, socio-economic aspects and business, agriculture, health, engineering, and climate.