|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 :||20 May 2022|
The strength of most geographic information systems (GIS) depends on their capability to perform spatial analysis and modelling. Considered as the heart of GIS, spatial analysis and modelling makes GIS a powerful tool for any application requiring spatial management. Thus, it is essential and advantageous for spatial scientists and professionals to be aware of the concepts, techniques and applications involved in spatial analysis and modelling.
Students will be introduced to the concepts, techniques, and applications of spatial analysis and modelling. Topics include: spatial statistics; overlay analysis; map algebra and cartographic modelling; spatial interpolation; surface analysis and terrain modelling; proximity analysis; network analysis; fuzzy sets; and spatial analysis issues and trends. Emphasis will be placed on how spatial analysis and modelling is used in practical applications, and a functional component of a modern spatial information system.