Database and Geographic Information Systems for Humanities


This module will cover the use of computer databases and geographic information systems (GIS) as tools for students of humanities. It will enable learners to evaluate and assess data from databases and perform basic tasks using GIS packages. It will be taught in a cimputer laboratory and will be assessed via 100% practical and continuous assessment.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Recognise the scope and application of databases for data storage and analysis

  2. distinguish the different type of data, and the characteristics, that exist in the real and digital worlds

  3. Be familiar with the principles of geographic information science

  4. Be conversant with the principles of geographic information science

  5. Understand and describe the components of a GIS and demonstrate an understanding of its applications

  6. Be familiar with the main GIS packages, including their scope, limitations and costs

    1. Source, store and manipulate data within a Geographic Information system
  7. Demonstrate the ability to direct their own learning in the applications of GIS

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