This course provides students with a foundation in the science and technology of geographical information systems (GIS). GIS science focuses on ways to describe and explain geographical patterns and processes. GIS technology focuses on data modelling, databases and map visualisation. The course provides GIS application skills in fields such as ecology, environmental, marine and earth sciences and physical geography, and provides laboratory sessions for students to apply GIS for practical problem solving in these fields.

This course develops skills and a deeper understanding to conduct detailed analysis in geographical information systems (GIS) using basic statistical methods and spatial analysis. Students learn to analyse spatial patterns and relate these to processes in the natural environment and human spatial behaviour. Students also gain knowledge and skills to develop geoprocessing models and for making decisions related to planning and management.

Explores the relationship between spatial patterns and processes in an ecological context through understanding of the landscape mosaic and landscape elements, how these are affected by natural & human environmental change, & in the context of conservation management. Field Trips: Additional fees may be payable.