Geoinformatics 120

Module code GIS 120
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Module content

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.

Module credits 12.00
Prerequisites GMC110
Language of tuition Both Afr and Eng
Academic organisation Geography, Geoinf + Meteor
Period of presentation Semester 2

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