Spatial Visualisation

Subject 451-236 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 2 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2009.

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 or an equivalent subject.
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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Subject Overview:

The subject introduces the theory and application of both abstract and realistic visualisation options in two, three and four dimensions. Specific topics include colour theory, communication theory; cartography; map animation; hypermapping, environmental visualisation, and augmented reality. Also included are technical aspects of computer graphics including image manipulation, three-dimensional modelling and transformations, perspective, hidden surface algorithms, illumination models, texture mapping, ray tracing and animation. Applications of scientific and environmental visualisation for planning and management in built and natural environments are reviewed.

Assessment: One 3-hour written examination at the end of semester (50%) Approximately 5 assignments, 2 weeks apart 600 words each. (50%).
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 computer techniques for communication of complex information

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

  • ability to undertake problem identification, formulation and solution

Related Course(s): Bachelor of Geomatic Engineering
Bachelor of Geomatic Engineering & Bach of Planning & Design(Prop&Const)
Bachelor of Geomatic Engineering and Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Geomatic Engineering and Bachelor of Information Systems
Bachelor of Geomatic Engineering and Bachelor of Science

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