This subject introduces students to, and provides a foundation in the use of geographic information systems (GIS). Students develop the basic theoretical, technical and analytical skills necessary to apply GIS to simple spatial problems. The subject contains a significant element of practical work in which students are encouraged to directly apply their theoretical knowledge. Attention is focused on the operations of GIS and the application of GIS to simple spatial analysis. While the software is supplied, it is important students have access to up-to-date computer equipment. The subject has no residential school and, on completion, students are able to undertake basic spatial analysis within a GIS.
School of Environmental Sciences
Students who have completed SPA415 or SPA115 may not enrol in this subject
SPA415 Paired Subject
The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: January 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.