ERST 202

Environmental Analysis with Geographic Information Systems

Course overview

Learn how Geographic Information Systems are used in spatial analysis, planning for land use, design and decision-making, then turned into cartographic representations.

Course information

Prerequisites and Restrictions You must satisfy the following requirement(s):
  • a minimum of 75 credit point(s) from the course(s) specified below
  • a minimum of 75 credit point(s) from the course(s) specified below
  • any level 100 course
  • any level 200 course
  • any level 300 course

Credits 15
Domestic fees $948.00

What you will learn

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

  1. Describe both the raster and vector data models in Geographic Information Systems.
  2. Be able to coherently solve spatial problems and competently apply spatial analysis techniques to the raster and vector models.
  3. Recognise the value data quality brings to Geographic Information Systems.
  4. Be proficient with the ArcGIS software suite.
  5. Apply Geographic Information Systems skills to a discipline-specific integrated project.
  6. Build your basic cartographic skills.
  7. Incorporate GPS and Remote Sensing data into your Geographic Information Systems analysis.
  8. Build your ability to solve Geographic Information Systems analysis problems.


Course examiners

Crile Doscher

Dr Crile Doscher

Senior Lecturer

School of Landscape Architecture