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GPL3902 GIS and Planning Practice 2

Semester 3, 2022 External
Units : 0
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Surveying & Built Environment
Student contribution band : Band 2
Grading basis : Pass/Not Pass
Version produced : 2 July 2022


Pre-requisite: (GIS1402 or URP2001)
Pre-requisite or Co-requisite: GPL2901


The ability to process and analyse geospatial data at an advanced level is essential for Spatial Science and Planning professionals. Higher-level knowledge and skills in the use of software and hardware, as well as the competence to apply geo-processing tools, will ensure that analysts, planners and managers can make informed decisions. The aim of the course is to equip students with skills in advanced GIS and remote sensing, and their applications to urban and regional planning, environmental management, agriculture, engineering, land and resource management, etc.

The course will cover advanced topics in the analysis and applications of spatial data for planning and management. It will further build the students' competency in the use of industry-standard software and hardware in spatial science, particularly on geographic information system (GIS) and remote sensing. The delivery will focus on the hands-on approach and applications-oriented project done in an inter-disciplinary group that will cover urban and regional planning, environmental management, agriculture, engineering, land and resource management, etc.

This course contains a mandatory residential school.

Course learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

  1. use geographic information system (GIS) and remote sensing software and hardware by applying key geo-spatial concepts and principles across a range of targeted case studies at an advanced level of cognitive and technical skill;
  2. apply software and hardware skills, as well as knowledge of planning concepts and methods, to process geospatial and non-spatial data for decision-making, planning, and management to an advanced level exercising independent initiative and judgment within diverse urban contexts;
  3. present project results at an advanced level of communication and presentation skills to a variety of audiences;
  4. work within a team to cogently and coherently apply systematic approaches for the conduct and management of spatial science projects in an urban context;
  5. demonstrate an appreciation of appropriate safety procedures and workplace health and safety requirements.


Description Weighting(%)
1. Remote Sensing 20.00
2. GIS 30.00
3. Planning 20.00
4. Project and Presentation 30.00
Date printed 2 July 2022