ERST 310

GIS and Applications in Natural Resource Analysis

Course overview

You’ll learn the use of GIS and special analysis tools for resource applications, problem-solving and planning for environmental issues as well as sustainable management of natural resources.

Course information

Prerequisites and Restrictions You must satisfy the following requirement(s):


  • Environmental Analysis with Geographic Information Systems, ERST-202

Available semesters Semester 2 2024
Credits 15
Domestic fees $969.00

What you will learn

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

  1. Understand and describe basic concepts and methods in Remote Sensing and Geographic Positioning Systems.
  2. Describe basic concepts related to cartography and mapping.
  3. Deconstruct spatial problems from a GIS practitioner’s perspective.
  4. Use problem solving skills to carry out an individual, GIS-based analysis project.
  5. Communicate GIS concepts, methods, results both in written form and orally.
  6. Demonstrate competency in the use of ArcGIS 10.5 and/or ArcGIS Pro software for data entry, manipulation, analysis, and modelling.
  7. Create and utilise a geodatabase.
  8. Incorporate GPS and remote sensing data into GIS projects.
  9. Carry out unsupervised and supervised classifications of satellite imagery.
  10. Create useful maps using symbology, 3D, and cartographic techniques.

Course examiners

Crile Doscher

Dr Crile Doscher

Senior Lecturer

School of Landscape Architecture