Geographic Information Systems (2020)
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is widely used by industry because it is a framework for storing, mapping and analysing information on land and water. Physical and human geography students, as well as ecology and population study students, are quick to identify the importance of GIS knowledge for employment.
GIS is available as a minor.
To complete a minor in GIS, students must complete 60 points, including 15 points from COMPX101, COMPX102, STATS111, COMPX223 or STATS221; 30 points from EARTH251, ENVPL202 or POPST201; and GEOGY328.
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Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location COMPX101 Introduction to Programming 20A (Hamilton), 20A (Online), 20B (Hamilton), 20C (Waikato Pathways College), 20G (Hamilton), 20P (Hamilton) & 20X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China) This paper introduces computer programming in C# - the exciting challenge of creating software and designing artificial worlds within the computer. It also covers concepts such as the internals of the home computer, the history and future of computers, cyber security, computer gaming, databases, mobile computing and current researc... COMPX102 Object-Oriented Programming 20B (Hamilton), 20B (Tauranga), 20S (Hamilton) & 20X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China) This paper continues from COMPX101, expanding upon data organisation and algorithms, and introducing code contracts, computer architecture, Boolean algebra, assembly language, program analysis and object-oriented programming. STATS111 Statistics for Science 20B (Hamilton) & 20B (Tauranga) An introductory paper in statistics that uses Microsoft Excel. Topics include the collection and presentation of data, basic principles of experimental design, hypothesis testing, regression and the analysis of categorical data.
Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location COMPX223 Database Practice and Experience 20A (Hamilton) This paper approaches the subject of databases from a practical perspective - how do I create a database and how do I retrieve/update data. Both aspects are heavily addressed in this paper. Database creation and querying, using SQL, will be introduced in lectures as you will master practical skills associated with a commercial Data... EARTH251 Spatial Analysis in Geosciences 20A (Hamilton) An introduction to quantitative spatial analysis in the geosciences, including production of maps and cross-sections of geomorphology and Earth materials from field and aerial image interpretation, use of 3D models of Earth materials, and an appreciation of volumes and stresses in the Earth's crust. ENVPL202 Cartography and Spatial Analysis 20A (Hamilton) This paper is the second year component of the GIS stream in Geography; it balances technical skill developments and critical analyses in urban and environmental planning. POPST201 Population Studies 20A (Hamilton) & 20A (Online) This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the multidisciplinary field of Population Studies. Students will develop a sound understanding of the demographic drivers of population change and composition, while exploring some of the rich theories and methodological approaches which comprise Population Studies. STATS221 Statistical Data Analysis 20A (Hamilton) This paper introduces students to the R programming language which is used to investigate a collection of real data sets. Analysis of variance, multiple regression, non parametric methods and time series are covered.
Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location GEOGY328 Geographical Information Systems 20A (Hamilton), 20A (Online) & 20B (Block - Tauranga) This paper is the third year component of the GIS stream in Geography; it provides students with technical skills in the use of GIS as well as critical analysis of applications in both physical and human Geography.
2020 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 20 March 2020 8:55am