Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 24 hours of seminar |
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours
|Prerequisites:|| Successful completion of the following subject is required: |
Study Period Commencement:
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
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CoordinatorProf Stephan Winter
Assoc Prof Stephan Winter
Geographic Information Science (GIScience) is the science behind geographic information technology. It addresses fundamental questions of capturing, maintaining and communicating about space and time at geographic scale in an interdisciplinary manner, involving philosophy, cognitive psychology, linguistics, logics, geography and artificial intelligence. This subject will introduce into GIScience by studying selected advanced topics. It is run as a seminar, such that students will read and discuss during the semester some landmark papers of the discipline and focus on active research areas at the University of Melbourne. Attendance of research higher degree students will enrich the discussions by linking the topics to their current research. Students will gain an overview and significant insight into the way of thinking in GIScience, how to collaborate with researchers in this discipline, or about career pathways
On successful completion the students will be able to:
|Prescribed Texts:||Variable reading lists of research papers, handed out at the beginning of the semester|
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
On successful completion students should have the: |
Master of Geographic Information Technology |
Master of Spatial Information Science
Master of Engineering (Geomatics) |
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