Advanced GIS & Remote Sensing
Run by School of Natural Sciences
10 Credits or 5 ECTS Credits
Organiser: Dr Sopan Patil
Overall aims and purpose
This module aims to teach intermediate to advanced level concepts in the geographical information system (GIS) and introductory to intermediate level concepts in remote sensing. It will provide concise theoretical background, but focus primarily on hands-on training in several advanced features of the ArcGIS software. The module is intended for students who are already familiar with the GIS software and want to improve the breadth and depth of their knowledge and skills in GIS as well as remote sensing.
- Using Model Builder to automate complex and repetitive tasks in ArcGIS.
- Using ArcGIS Network Analyst to perform network analysis tasks such as calculation of shortest routes, travel times, multi-vehicle route optimization, and location allocation.
- Introductory concepts in Remote Sensing.
- Performing land cover classification of satellite images.
- 3D modelling of landscapes using ArcGlobe.
- Creating map animations using ArcScene.
Grades D to D+. Adequate knowledge of the key advanced concepts in GIS and introductory concepts in remote sensing. Evidence of limited ability in the use of advanced features of the ArcGIS software as well as in the production of well-structured and accurate maps to present the results from various spatial analyses. Basic level of critical evaluation expected.
Grades C- to B+. Clear understanding and thorough knowledge of the key advanced concepts in GIS and remote sensing with ability to independently use the advanced features of the ArcGIS software. Evidence of the knowledge of the connection between the theoretical concepts of spatial analyses and their practical implementation with the ArcGIS software. Demonstration of a good ability in producing well-structured and accurate maps for the presentation of results from various spatial analyses. High standard of presentation.
Grades A- to A**. Excellent understanding, wide and thorough knowledge of the numerous advanced concepts in GIS and remote sensing. Evidence of a substantial ability in the independent use of the advanced features of the ArcGIS software. Evidence of substantial reading and appreciation of the connection between the theoretical concepts of spatial analyses and their practical implementation with the ArcGIS software. Demonstration of an exceptional ability in producing well-structured and accurate maps for the presentation of results from various spatial analyses. Very high standard of presentation.
An ability to develop advanced map renderings, specifically 3D models and animations, using ArcGlobe and ArcScene extensions.
An understanding of network data models in GIS and the ability to use Network Analyst extension to perform network analysis tasks.
An understanding of basic remote sensing concepts and the ability to extract and calculate environmentally relevant information from satellite images.
An ability to automate complex and repetitive tasks in ArcGIS using Model Builder.
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Teaching and Learning Strategy
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- Numeracy - Proficiency in using numbers at appropriate levels of accuracy
- Computer Literacy - Proficiency in using a varied range of computer software
- Self-Management - Able to work unsupervised in an efficient, punctual and structured manner. To examine the outcomes of tasks and events, and judge levels of quality and importance
- Exploring - Able to investigate, research and consider alternatives
- Information retrieval - Able to access different and multiple sources of information
- Presentation - Able to clearly present information and explanations to an audience. Through the written or oral mode of communication accurately and concisely.
- Self-awareness & Reflectivity - Having an awareness of your own strengths, weaknesses, aims and objectives. Able to regularly review, evaluate and reflect upon the performance of yourself and others
Subject specific skills
- Recognize and apply appropriate theories and concepts from a range of disciplines.
- Consider issues from a range of interdisciplinary perspectives.
- Apply subject knowledge to the understanding and addressing of problems.
- Collect, analyse and interpret primary and/or secondary data using appropriate qualitative and/or quantitative techniques.
- Awareness of the concepts of spatial and temporal scale in understanding processes and relationships.
- Apply appropriate techniques for presenting spatial and/or temporal trends in data.
- Preparation of effective maps, diagrams and visualizations.
Talis Reading listhttp://readinglists.bangor.ac.uk/modules/dxx-3115.html
Pre- and Co-requisite Modules
Courses including this module
Compulsory in courses:
- D512: MFor Forestry year 3 (MFOR/FOR)
- D514: MFor Forestry with International Experience year 4 (MFOR/FORIE)
- D513: MFor Forestry (with placement year) year 4 (MFOR/FORP)
Optional in courses:
- C183: BSC Appl.Terrestrial & Marine Ec 4 year 4 (BSC/APTME)
- C180: BSc Appl. Terrestrial &Marine Ec year 3 (BSC/ATME)
- C184: BSc App Terrestrial & Marine Ecology with Intl Experience year 4 (BSC/ATMEIE)
- DDK5: BSC Conservation & Forest Ecosys. year 3 (BSC/CFE)
- DDL5: BSC Conservation and Forest Ecosys year 4 (BSC/CFE4)
- D503: BSc Conservation with Forestry with International Experience year 4 (BSC/CFIE)
- 5DKD: BSc Conservation with Forestry year 3 (BSC/CWF)
- 5DLD: BSc Conservation with Forestry (four year) year 4 (BSC/CWF4)
- D501: BSc Forestry (with sandwich placement) year 4 (BSC/F)
- D502: BSc Forestry with International Experience year 4 (BSC/FIE)
- D500: BSC Forestry year 3 (BSC/FOR)
- F803: BSc Geography with Environmental Forestry year 3 (BSC/GEF)
- F804: BSc Geography with Environmental Forestry year 4 (BSC/GEF4)
- F800: BSC Geography year 3 (BSC/GEOG)
- F802: BSc Geography (with International Experience) year 4 (BSC/GEOGIE)
- C328: BSc Wildlife Conservation year 3 (BSC/WLC)
- C332: BSc Wildlife Conservation with Place Yr year 4 (BSC/WLCP)
- F850: Master of Environmental Science year 3 (M/ENVSCI)
- F801: MGeog Geography year 3 (MGEOG/G)
- F805: MGeog Geography with International Experience year 4 (MGEOG/GIE)