Exploring our Digital Planet

Module code: GY1423

Geographers are renowned for their map creation skills. This skill has not changed over the centuries. In today’s society we have access to vast amounts of information in a digitised form with spatial and temporal characteristics that requires mapping for visual understanding and interpretation. Future geographers need to learn how to utilise tools and learn skills to help them present data in an informative way for their professional and academic development. The impact that map creation and GIS is having on a number of themes within both human and physical geography will be explored.

Topics covered

  • Digital map creation
  • Digital geographies of health
  • Digital geographies of elevation
  • Digital geographies of the environment
  • Digital geographies of people

Learning

  • 7 hours of lectures
  • 18 hours of practical classes and workshops
  • 125 hours of guided independent study

Assessment

  • Computer-based test 1, 1 hour (50%)
  • Computer-based test 2, 1 hour (50%)