ERST 607

Advanced Geographic Information Systems B

Course overview

You’ll learn advanced use of GIS and spatial analysis tools for resource applications, problem-solving, decision-making and planning for environmental issues and how to manage natural resources in a sustainable way.

Course information

Prerequisites and Restrictions You must satisfy the following requirement(s):
  • a minimum average grade of C- across the course(s) specified below


  • Advanced Geographic Information Systems A, ERST-606
Available semesters Semester 2 2024
Credits 20
Domestic fees $1,445.00

What you will learn

After successfully completing this course, you’ll be able to:

  1. Discuss and critically evaluate core GIS data management, spatial analysis, and spatial modelling concepts and tools.
  2. Understand and discuss basic concepts and methods in Remote Sensing and Geographic Positioning Systems.
  3. Know the basic concepts related to cartography and mapping.
  4. Deconstruct and critically evaluate spatial problems from a GIS practitioner’s perspective.
  5. Use problem solving skills to carry out an individual, GIS-based research project.
  6. Communicate GIS concepts, methods, results, and implications clearly in a professional manner.
  7. Demonstrate advanced competency in the use of ArcGIS 10.0 software for data entry, manipulation, analysis, and modelling, particularly in a research context.
  8. Create and utilise a geodatabase.
  9. Incorporate GPS and remote sensing data into GIS projects.
  10. Carry out unsupervised and supervised classifications of satellite imagery.
  11. Create useful maps using symbology, 3D, and cartographic techniques.

Course examiners

Crile Doscher

Dr Crile Doscher

Senior Lecturer

School of Landscape Architecture