Geographic Information Systems


Learners on this module will be introduced to geographic information systems (GIS) as tools for students of humanities. The module will focus on the core principles of GIS, and develop students skills across a range of industry standard software and processes.

The module will enable learners to develop an understanding of conceptual, theoretical and practical geographical considerations and gaining practical GIS skills as it applies to heritage management. These skills will cover spatial data creation, sourcing, management, vector and raster geoprocessing.

Where practical this module will link with heritage organisations to develop live client based projects. 

Learning Outcomes

  1. Distinguish between different forms of GIS data, and the characteristics, that exist in the real and digital worlds

  2. Be familiar with the principles of geographic information science

  3. Create visual outputs using the principles of GIS

  4. Develop competence working with a suite of GIS software and processes (Arc GIS, QGIS, LiDAR, Storymaps)

  5. Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between spatial analysis and report writing.

  6. Demonstrate the ability to direct their own learning and work to a project brief in the applications of GIS

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