Applied Geographic Information Systems


This module will cover the use of geographic information systems (GIS) as a tool for field biologists. It will enable the learners to store, manage, analyse and display data that has both spatial and attribute components. It will be taught using ArcGIS and will be 100% practial and continuous assessment

Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain the components of a GIS and demonstrate an understanding of its application

  2. Source, store and manipulate a broad range of data types within a Geographic Information System

  3. Analyse and interpret data using a Geographic Information System

  4. Create outputs pertinent to the application of Geographic Information Systems in line with their needs

  5. Examine advanced GIS data and discern the appropriate presentation of such data

  6. Demonstrate the ability to self direct learning in the application of GIS

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