|Module code||GIS 120|
|Faculty||Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences|
The importance of geographical data and an overview of geoinformatics. Cartographic analysis to geoinformatics – a historical perspective. Application fields of geoinformatics. Introduction to geographical information systems (GIS): Components, structure and functionality, GIS visualisation and cartography. Data sources and evaluation: fitness for purpose, factors affecting suitability, quality and uncertainty, sources of analogue and digital data. Map projection choice. Analysis of GIS output.
|Language of tuition||Both Afr and Eng|
|Academic organisation||Geography, Geoinf + Meteor|
|Period of presentation||Semester 2|
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