Distributed Spatial Computing

Subject 451-614 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

Semester 2, - 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: 48 hours of lectures, tutorials and practical exercises; Non-contact time commitment: 96 hours
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: 451-610: Fundamentals of GIS and451-617: Fundamentals of Positioning Technologies or the 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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Assoc Prof Stephan Winter
Subject Overview:

This subject provides fundamental concepts, theory, and applications of integrating spatial technologies with enabling technologies, such as wireless communications and the Internet. The subject covers the core areas of distributed GIS, web mapping, interoperability; and location-based services.

Assessment: 3-hours of written examinations and tests (50%) and the equivalent of 3000- words written assignments and reports on practical work during the semester (50%).
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

On successful completion, students should have:

  • an understanding the fundamental principles of distributed spatial computing, delivery of spatial information over the Web, and syntactical and semantic interoperability
  • an understanding the foundations of location-aware computing, including LBS architectures, interfaces and location privacy
Related Course(s): Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems
Graduate Diploma in Geographic Information Systems
Master of Applied Science (Geographic Information Systems)
Master of Geographic Information Technology

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