Spatial Visualisation

Subject GEOM90007 (2012)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.

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

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:

Winter Term, 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: 16 hours of lectures, 16 hours practical work. This is a two week intensive delivered in the Winter Term between semesters
Total Time Commitment: 100 hours

Successful completion of the following subject, or equivalent, is required to enrol:

Study Period Commencement:
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Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects:


Core Participation Requirements:


Prof Ian D. Bishop


Professor Ian Bishop

Subject Overview:

Visualisation of spatial information, and especially changes in the environent as planned or predicted by spatial modelling, is important to communication and understanding of complex environmental issues. Effective communication can lead to more productive community consultation on issues of concern and more effective decision-making. This subject explores techniques for visualisation of spatial information. Students will gain hands-on experience with a number of software products and use these to complete a visualisation project


On successful completion of this subject students will have the ability to:

  • Identify and describe the principles and techniques associated with computer based visualisation of spatial information and environments
  • Discuss a range of visualisation applications in support of communication and decision making in natural and built environments
  • 1-hour written exam, end of week 1 (15%)
  • 3 x Practical assignment reports (3 pages), week 1 (30%)
  • One Project proposal (1-2 pages), beginning of week 2 (5%)
  • Report (6 pages), end of week 2 (30%)
  • An oral presentation (10 mins), end of week 2 (20%)
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Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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

On successful completion of this subject students will have the ability to:

  • Ability to apply knowledge of science and engineering fundamentals
  • Ability to undertake problem identification, formulation, and solution
  • Ability to communicate effectively, with the engineering team and with the community at large
  • Capacity for creativity and innovation
  • Understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities, and commitment to them

Related Course(s): Master of Geographic Information Technology
Master of Spatial Information Science
Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Master of Engineering (Geomatics)

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