Internet GIS 706

Module code GIS 706
Qualification Postgraduate
Faculty Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Module content

This module aims to explore the Internet as a platform for accessing and delivering geospatial data and services.  Students will be exposed to the theory and practice of technologies and technology approaches that make Internet GIS a reality.  From the basic building blocks of Internet GIS, to advanced Spatial Data Infrastructure concepts, this module covers current and emerging issues in bringing geospatial data and processes to the wider world.  Students will be required to reflect on the implications of using such technologies.  A significant portion of the module will involve 'hands-on' work in designing and building Internet GIS applications and accessing Internet-based data and services.  This module also includes consideration of a number of case studies within different problem domains.  Students should leave the module with an understanding of the building blocks that make Internet GIS possible and be able to consider what are good practices in the development of Internet GIS applications and services.

Module credits 15.00
Prerequisites INF 164 or equivalent
Contact time 28 contact hours per semester
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Geography Geoinformatics and Meteorology
Period of presentation Semester 1 or Semester 2

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