Fundamentals of GIS

Module code: GY4471

This module provides you with a broad introduction to the fundamental aspects of GIS in terms of theory, sourcing data, and using software. The lectures cover data models (raster and vector), data visualisation and creating maps, spatial databases, coordinate systems and map projections, spatial analysis, network analysis, GIS and the internet, and automation of data processing and analysis.

The practical exercises provide you with directed skills development in using GIS software to apply the theory, covering a range of thematic areas in geographical and environmental sciences.

(This is the same module as GY7701 taken by MSc students).

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