Spatial Analysis - ENV00007M
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- Department: Environment and Geography
- Module co-ordinator: Dr. Colin McClean
- Credit value: 10 credits
- Credit level: M
Academic year of delivery: 2020-21
Module will run
||Autumn Term 2020-21
This module aims to:
- Introduce participants to spatial analysis using GIS software
- Introduce the theoretical problems associated with capturing, handling and analysing spatial data
- Explore these issues through the practical use of ArcGIS, a widely used commercially available GIS software package.
Module learning outcomes
Successful participants will be able to:
- appreciate the nature of spatial data types
- understand the basic GIS functionality available in GIS software suites
- perform a basic spatial analysis of environmental data using ArcGIS
Genereic / Employability Skills:
In studying this module students should acquire additional employability skills in the following areas:
- Presenting written material in the form of a report
- Improved computer literacy/Utilizing specialist computer software
- Problem Solving/Analytical Skills associated with the spatial analysis problem that has to be solved for the assessment
- Adaptability &Flexibility - some methods will be more difficult to get working than others, students have to choose between approaches as the project develops
- Attention to Detail - including planning and organisation, numeracy and time management.
- This module has aided many past students in securing employment in the environmental sector.
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Special assessment rules
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Formative feedback is offered during the computer practical help sessions.
Feedback on summative assessments is provided as written comments on returned work (copied to each individual) and where appropriate via a class e-mail detailing common issues.
This is a hands-on module, so no key text will show you how to use the software in detail. The VLE site gives a number of sources for further reading.