Spatial Analysis

Subject 451-331 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 2 hour lecture, 2 hour practical per week.
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: 451-105 Introduction to GIS and Remote Sensing and 451-235 Spatial Databases (or equivalent subjects)
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

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Dr S Winter
Subject Overview:

Content includes raster analysis by map algebra; point patterns; measures of dispersion; measures of arrangements; patterns of lines; paths, branching, topology and concepts of distance; patterns of area; patterns in fields; the role of spatial scale and spatial aggregation problems; exploratory spatial data analysis; and spatial autocorrelation.

Assessment: A written exam consisting of a mid-semester test of 30 minutes (10%) and a 3-hour written examination at the end of semester (45%). Ten weekly assignments with practical exercise reports of about 4 pages length. The first assignment is optional and not marked. Some of the other assignments may be grouped to fortnightly assignments with report lengths equivalent to two weekly assignments. In any case the nine marked exercises are equally weighted to a total of 45%.
Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts:

Information Not Available

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • ability to apply knowledge of basic science and engineering fundamentals

  • in-depth technical competence in at least one engineering discipline

  • ability to undertake problem identification, formulation and solution

  • capacity for independent critical thought, rational inquiry and self-directed learning

Related Course(s): Bachelor of Geographic Information Technology
Bachelor of Geomatic Engineering
Bachelor of Geomatic Engineering and Bachelor of Information Systems
Bachelor of Geomatic Engineering and Bachelor of Science
Diploma in Geographic Information Systems

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