Applied Geographic Information Systems (NSCI7736)

Level: 
7
Credits: 
15 (0.125 EFTS)
Compulsory: 
No
Aim: 
To provide an enhanced understanding of, and competence in, the acquisition, management, analysis, modelling and presentation of spatial information.
Pre-requisites / Co-requisites: 
Students must be admitted to the Bachelor of Applied Science programme to enrol in this course. Pre-requisite: NSCI6743.
Topics include: 

Spatial sampling methodology
Estimating sample size
Ground surveying, Differential GPS, mobile mapping
Metadata
Database vendors, online libraries
Converting data formats and coordinate and projection systems
National databases
environmental, demographic, political, cultural, remote sensing imagery
Geodatabases
purpose, content, characteristics and limitations
Database design considerations
scale, resolution, classification, georeferencing, temporal capability
Conceptual, logical and physical database design stages
Database schemas
COGO editing, edge matching, rubber sheeting
Multi-user editing, transactions, versioning
Sources of error
Error detection and editing
SQL queries, topological queries, joins and relates
Supervised versus unsupervised classification of remotely sensed images, hard versus soft classifiers
Slope- and distance-based vegetation index models
Pairwise comparisons of images
Time series analysis
Spatial autocorrelation
Exploratory spatial data analysis, surface fitting, surface prediction, probability mapping
Landscape pattern analysis
classes of patterns, pattern elements, importance of scale, pattern indices, their interpretation and limitations
Model components
Types of models
Dynamic models
Modelling steps
Error propagation
Models for biodiversity, hazard and risk analysis, impact assessment, regulatory compliance, pollution, waste management
Visualization conventions and techniques
3-D geo-representation
Visual impact assessment
Multimedia GIS, web GIS, virtual reality GIS, real-time GIS
Collaborative visualization
Geoinformatics and resource management
GIS and Maori resource management
Future trends
Timetable: 
Choose your class for this course from the option(s) below. You will need to attend all the sessions in that class to complete the course. Where more than one class number is shown, choose one of them and attend all sessions within that class number. (Note: If a class is held in different locations at the same time, you only need to attend all the sessions in one of the locations.)
There are no classes on public holidays.

Class: 5579. This timetable is currently unavailable.

Class: 5580. This timetable is currently unavailable.

Class: 6045

You need to attend all sessions of this class as listed below.

From – ToSessionDayTimeCampus (Room)
24 Jul 17 - 25 Sep 17 LectureMonday10:30 - 11:30 Mt Albert (115-1007)
25 Jul 17 - 26 Sep 17 PracticalTuesday08:30 - 10:30 Mt Albert (115-3009)
16 Oct 17 - 30 Oct 17 LectureMonday10:30 - 11:30 Mt Albert (115-1007)
17 Oct 17 - 31 Oct 17 PracticalTuesday08:30 - 10:30 Mt Albert (115-3009)

Class: 7591. This timetable is currently unavailable.

Note: This course is offered as part of Bachelor of Applied Science (Animal Management and Welfare), Bachelor of Applied Science (Biodiversity Management).

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