Integrated Spatial Systems 2

Subject GEOM40007 (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 4 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:

Semester 1, Parkville - 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: Forty-eight hours of lectures, tutorials and practical exercise.
Total Time Commitment: Not available

451-340 Integrated Spatial Systems 1, 451-337 Satellite Positioning and Geodesy, 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 Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website:


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Subject Overview:

This subject provides advanced concepts, theory, and applications of integrating spatial technologies with enabling technologies, such as wireless communications and the Internet. The subject covers three core areas:

  • Advanced studies in positioning technologies and measurement ¬≠integration

  • Distributed GIS, web mapping, interoperability

  • Location-based services.


On completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • Critically evaluate the strengths and limitations of traditional and non traditional positioning and location technologies
  • Describe the architecture and applications of web mapping services
  • Define location-based services and discuss the architecture and user requirements for location-based services
  • Integrate appropriate components of spatial technologies to meet the requirements of specific industry problems.
  • Three hours or written examination (50% of subject marks),
  • The equivalent of 3000 words of coursework assessment across the semester.The coursework assessment will comprise three separate practical exercises each of which is to be completed over a three-week period (16.6% each, 50% of subject marks).
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 completion of the subject students should:

  • Ability to apply knowledge of basic science and engineering fundamentals
  • Ability to communicate effectively, not only with engineers but also with the community at large
  • In-depth technical competence in at least ne engineering discipline
  • Ability to undertake problem identification, formulation and solution
  • Ability to utilise a systems approach to design and operational performance
  • Ability to function effectively as an individual and in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams, with the capacity to be a leader or manager as well as an effective team member
  • Understanding of the principles of sustainable design and development
  • Understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities and committment to them
  • Expectation of the need to undertake lifelong learning, capacity to do so
  • Cpacity for independent critical thought, rational inquiry and self-directed learning
  • Intellectual curiosity and creativity, including understanding of the philosophical and methodological bases of research activity
Related Course(s): Bachelor of Geomatic Engineering
Bachelor of Geomatic Engineering and Bachelor of Science

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