2020/21 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
SOEE2650 GIS for Geoscientists
10 creditsClass Size: 52
Module manager: Clare Gordon
Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable
Year running 2020/21
Module replacesGEOG2004 & GEOG2750
This module is not approved as a discovery module
ObjectivesOn completion of this module, students should have acquired:
- An understanding of the role of GIS in mapping and analysing the environment.
- Knowledge of the use of GIS across a range of applications in the geosciences;
- Familiarity with the use and application of the ArcGIS package;
- Knowledge of environmental data sources, skills in the interpretation of spatial environmental data and an awareness of specific problems and issues relating to data quality, spatial data models and methods of interpolation.
On completion of this module, students will:
- Have developed a wider appreciation of the theory and concepts of GIS and its application to a range of problems within the geosciences;
- Be able to apply GIS to a range of problems within the geosciences;
- Have developed a working knowledge of the ArcGIS software and be able to use this effectively.
The module will develop skills with GIS techniques and software through examples of relevance to environmental and geological sciences. Such skills are valuable for students both for final year projects and in the workplace. GIS software is widely used by many consultancy companies and other for environmental mapping and modelling.
- Basics of GIS: raster and vector data, variability, errors and uncertainty in environmental data
- Interpolating environmental data
- Principles of grid based modelling
- Environmental applications including terrain modelling and environmental assessment and decision making.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||70.00|
|Total Contact hours||30.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||100.00|
Private study30hrs - Preparation and completion of practicals
20hrs - Independent reading
20hrs - Preparation of assignments.
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackContinuous verbal feedback will be provided throughout the semester in the practical sessions. Additional feedback will be available from demonstrators in the drop-in sessions. More formal written feedback will be given part way through the semester on assignment 1, and at the end for assignment 2.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Computer Exercise||Computer Exercise||40.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||100.00|
Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated
Reading listThere is no reading list for this module
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