Undergraduate Course: Elective: geographical information systems (ARCH09016)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 9 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||Indicative course content
The development of GIS; data visualisation; GIS for decision making; spatial data & spatial data models; geo-referencing; data sources & their input into GIS; data quality control; GIS analysis; cartographic modelling; modelling with GIS; information extraction from satellite imagery & aerial photographs; GIS applications in the natural environment. Building, displaying & interpreting map data; database & location query; site selection; distance & context operators, macro modelling.
Aims of course
1 To provide a substantial introduction to GIS to enable both a theoretical understanding of the subject and the acquisition of practical skills.
Mode of delivery
A lecture and IT workshop based module.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| Pre-requisites
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- be able to demonstrate an understanding of the concepts and principles that underpin GIS.
- be able to use and apply GIS software to problem solving at a basic level.
- be able to address issues associated with the practical implementation of GIS.
|Indicative Bibliography |
Clarke, K C (1999) Getting started with Geographic Information Systems. Prentice-Hall. Heywood, I, Cornelius, S & Carver, S (1998) An Introduction to Geographical Information Systems. Addison, Wesley, Longman. Longley, PA, Goodchild, M F, Maguire, D J & Rhind, D W (1999) Geographic Information Systems Volumes 1 & 2. Wiley, NY.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Landscape Institute criteria: landscape design; transferable skills.
|Keywords||SPATIAL DATA, MODELLING, INTERPRETATION, ANALYSIS