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Module INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND SCIENCE

Module code: GY699GI
Credits: 5
Semester: 1
Quota: 10
Department: GEOGRAPHY
International: Yes
Coordinator: Dr Ronan Foley (GEOGRAPHY)
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Students will develop a basic understanding of GI Science concepts and gain experience in the applied use of industry-standard GIS software. The course will be delivered through a mix of lectures and laboratory practicals. Core concepts associated with GI Science, including digital data structures, co-ordinate systems, geo-referencing, raster modelling and neo-geographies will be introduced and discussed. GIS software, specifically ArcGIS v10 will be used with the students to develop their practical skills and knowledge of data identification, creation, querying and fundamental GIS analysis.

For MA in Geography/MA in Geography: Spatial Justice students: Available only to educators/future PME students who need Teaching Board accreditation in Physical Geography.

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