GIS and Urban Informatics

GIS and Urban Informatics

Course Code: 
BENV7728
Units of credit: 
6
Dates: 
Term 2, 2019

Get a technical overview of Geographical Information Systems and their application

This is an introductory course offering a technical overview of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and their application. This course teaches an appreciation of GIS for the analysis of spatial problems.  By the end of this course you will be able to demonstrate key skills in cartographic mapping, and acquire critical skills in understanding presentation of spatial data with the ability to apply to large housing and planning applications.

An introduction to Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and their applications in urban studies, planning, public management, public health, environment planning, and business contexts. A solid understanding of fundamental concepts, principles, and functions of GIS, and of types of spatial data, their entry, analysis and display into a GIS. Overview of technical and institutional issues in GIS development. Teaching will involve lectures and computer laboratories.

Key Information

Learning outcomes

At the conclusion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Appreciate and understand the important value of GIS for the analysis of spatial problems and the role such tools can play across a broad range of aspects of urban planning practice.
     
  2. Understand the capabilities of large housing and planning-related datasets made available through the AURIN portal.
     
  3. Demonstrate and understand the key skills in cartographic mapping, and the critical skills required to understand effective ways of presenting spatial data – in effect, what makes a good map.
     
  4. Demonstrate the technical skills to undertake a series of basic and advanced tasks through the application of ArcGIS.
Credentials

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive:

  1. Official Certificate of completion.
     
  2. Up to 40 PIA CPD points.
Fees
  • Domestic students: AUD $3690 
  • International students: AUD $4500 

Please visit the fees page for more information.

Eligibility criteria

An undergraduate degree with a Credit average or above in a relevant field such as a built environment discipline or studies in social science, social policy, business or law.

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The UNSW Non-Award Course page provides you with further details on how to apply.