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UEA-310 GIS for Ecology and Environmental Management – Field Studies

Period P3c - University of East Anglia at Norwich, EnglandYear 2
UEA-310GIS for Ecology and Environmental Management - Field Studies3 ECTSPeriod P3cUEA
Objectives:Geographical Information Systems (GIS) are computer programs for the capture, management, analysis and display of spatially referenced data. They are now increasingly widely used in ecology and environmental management, both in the organisation and analysis of pre-existing data sets and for analysis of data collected during fieldwork. This module aims to introduce their basic principles, capabilities, applications and limitations. Only basic familiarity with a PC is required and there will be weekly practical classes using the ArcGIS software. The main emphasis will be on imparting an understanding of what a GIS is, the strengths and weaknesses of such systems, and their practical use in research contexts (including MSc dissertations).

Outcomes:Ability to effectively present spatial data in map form. Ability to use key GIS analysis techniques and interpret results
CompulsoryTaught in ENPure
EvaluationWorkload : 60 hours
Written ExamLecture18
Oral ExamSeminar
Report50%Practice
Paper50%Total18h
DefenceFieldYes