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Module Code: CDE204
Module Title: Geographic information systems
Module Level: Level 2
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2019/20
Semester: SEM2
Originating Department: Urban Planning and Design
Pre-requisites: N/A
The aim of this module is to familiarise students with the theoretical and practical aspects of geographical information systems (GIS) at an introductory level. This will be achieved via several key objectives, such as learning the principles and techniques involved in GIS and applying them to solve problems in urban planning and design. Particular emphasis is placed upon the acquisition of practical skills associated with the use of GIS software.
Learning outcomes 
A. apply the practical uses of GIS to real-world problem solving;

B. demonstrate the basic methods of spatial analysis;

C. assess issues relating to data quality and GIS use;

D. illustrate trends in the development of GIS;

E. manipulate spatial data; and,

F. operate the basics of GIS software

Method of teaching and learning 
The module consists of lectures, practical sessions and tutorials. The lectures will deliver firm knowledge on principles of GIS and its applications in town planning process to tackle spatially-referenced issues in a real life context. Working manners of GIS software will be introduced in the practical sessions to develop skills and practical experience in handling spatial data and analysis methods. Students are also expected to relate learning outcomes from this module to other course modules in using methods of spatial analysis. This module will provide case studies, several handouts, multimedia materials and practical worksheets.
The module delivers four teaching packages as follows:

- Teaching Package 1: GIS Theory

- Teaching Package 2: GIS Applications

- Teaching Package 3: GIS Practice

- Teaching Package 4: GIS Technology

The module also provides practical sessions of: GIS Operation; Mapping Skills; and, Spatial Analysis.

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 13      26    111  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Group Project 40.00
2 Gis Report 60.00

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