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  • Academic Title
    Master of Geographic Information Technology
  • Course description
    Students are required to complete 100 points of study. The selection of subjects will be based on discussion with the Course Coordinator. Subjects are taken from the following list:

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points
    121-542  Geographical Analysis and GIS     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    451-607  Land Administration (Masters)
    Upon completion of this subject students should understand the need for effective and efficient land administration systems and their relationship to spatial data infrastructures (SDIs); be able to review a variety of technologies for designing and m...     Semester 1     12.50

    451-608  Spatial Analysis (Masters)
    Spatial data types; data structures for spatial data; point patterns; measures of dispersion; measures of arrangements; patterns of lines; paths, branching, topology and concepts of distance; patterns of area; patterns in fields; the role of spatial ...     Semester 1     12.50

    451-609  Remote Sensing
    Principles of remote sensing; photographic and non-photographic sensors; airborne and space platforms; fundamentals of analogue and digital image analysis; image correction and enhancement; introduction to classification of images. Use of image proce...     Semester 2     12.50

    451-610  Fundamentals of GIS
    Introduction to the information society and information management; definition of GIS; overview of the range of GIS applications; the use of GIS for decision making; integration of GIS with other technologies; geographic referencing methods; geograph...     Semester 1     12.50

    451-611  Spatial Visualisation
    The subject introduces the theory and application of both abstract and realistic visualisation options in two, three and four dimensions. Specific topics include: colour theory; communication theory; cartography; map animation; hypermapping; environm...     Semester 2     12.50

    451-612  Research Project GIS
    A program of study will be prescribed in the first week of semester, and the student must show evidence of development of an enhanced knowledge of their subject matter and/or advanced capability in the use and development of associated technologies.     Semester 1, Semester 2, Summer     12.50

    451-613  Scripting and Programming in GIS
    The course will consist of three modules, which will include lectures, online tutorials and programming assignments. The modules are: introduction to programming, using a visual programming language (e.g. Visual Basic); programming GIS functionality,...     Semester 2     12.50

    451-614  Distributed Spatial Computing
    This subject provides fundamental concepts, theory, and applications of integrating spatial technologies with enabling technologies, such as wireless communications and the Internet. The subject covers the core areas of distributed GIS, web mapping, ...     Semester 2     12.50

    451-617  Fundamentals of Positioning Technologies
    Positioning technologies such as the Global Positioning System (GPS) and wireless networks have revolutionised the way in which spatial data is collected and used. Traditional measurement techniques and their associated limitations (such as the need ...     Semester 1     12.50

    451-624  Management of GIS
    Introduction to typical application areas such as: cadastral records and land information; facilities management; urban planning; land use and agriculture; nature resource management; environmental monitoring; marketing and demographic studies; defen...     Semester 2     12.50

    451-625  Investigative Project
    A program of study will be prescribed in the first week of semester. The student must show evidence of development of an enhanced knowledge of their subject matter and/or advanced capability in the use and development of associated technologies.     Semester 1, Semester 2, Summer     25

    451-627  Developing Spatial Data Infrastructure
    This subject introduces the concepts, nature, processes involved, organisational models and progress made on Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) developments and the cross-jurisdictional relationships of these developments. The focus of the subject is...     Semester 2     12.50

    451-629  Advanced Topics in GIScience     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    451-666  Spatial Databases
    The topics covered in this subject will include: the fundamentals of spatial databases; spatial data modelling including entity-relationship and object-oriented data models; indexes and access methods including B-trees, quadtrees, and R-trees; and qu...     Semester 1     12.50

    451-665  Spatial Visualisation on line
    The subject introduces the theory and application of both abstract and realistic visualisation options in two, three and four dimensions. Specific topics include colour theory, communication theory; cartography; map animation; hypermapping, environme...     Semester 2, Summer     12.50

    Note:

        * students with no previous GIS experience are expected to take subjects: 451-609 and 451-610
        * students may choose up to two relevant GIS-related electives offered by other departments and faculties with the written approval of the Course Coordinator
        * the 121 subject prefix denotes the subject is offered by the School of Anthropology, Geography and Environmental Studies .

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