- Code ENVS6319
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Fenner School of Environment and Society
- ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
- Course subject Environmental Science
- Areas of interest Geography, Environmental Studies, Advanced Computing
This course has been adjusted for remote participation in Sem 2 2021 due to COVID-19 restrictions. On-campus activities will not be available.
Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems have advanced rapidly in recent decades and now play an important role in environmental fields including land and water management, forestry, climate science, biodiversity conservation, urban and rural planning, and social research. Spatial data are becoming increasingly accessible and are being utilised by a wide range of government and research agencies, consulting firms and other private businesses. This course provides the theoretical knowledge and practical skills needed to use remote sensing and GIS data and techniques to address applications in environment and society. It provides a true enabling technology for the earth, life and social sciences and a rich source of computational and representational challenges for the computer sciences. The course exposes students to a range of biophysical and social applications for remote sensing and GIS, from which each student independently investigates and writes a research paper.
his course is co-taught with undergraduate students but assessed separately.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Critically appraise spatial environment and society research and applications
- Critically synthesise and apply that knowledge to formulate innovative applications relevant to their professional experience
- Pursue investigation of a topic involving remote sensing and/or GIS with limited guidance
- Debate and communicate the results of that investigation in seminar and written formats
If you do not meet the requisites for this course, it may be possible to receive a permission code. If you are prompted for a permission code on ISIS, please request one online via the following form.
- Examination — GIS (25) [LO 1,2]
- Examination - Remote Sensing (25) [LO 1,2]
- Short research paper - GIS ( (25) [LO 3,4]
- Short research paper - Remote Sensing (25) [LO 3,4]
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The expected workload will consist of approximately 130 hours throughout the semester including:
- Face-to face component which may consist of 36 hours of computer laboratories.
- Approximately 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
Students are expected to actively participate and contribute towards discussions.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Assumed KnowledgeCompletion of ENVS6015 GIS and Spatial Analysis or equivalent is strongly recommended.
Knowledge equivalent to that acquired by taking ENVS6015 is assumed.
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