Course Title: Distributed Mapping

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Distributed Mapping

Credit Points: 12.00


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

GEOM2140

City Campus

Undergraduate

145H Mathematical & Geospatial Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016

GEOM2140

City Campus

Undergraduate

171H School of Science

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2017

GEOM2142

City Campus

Postgraduate

145H Mathematical & Geospatial Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016

GEOM2142

City Campus

Postgraduate

171H School of Science

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2017

Course Coordinator: Prof. William Cartwright

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2423

Course Coordinator Email: william.cartwright@rmit.edu.au


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

There are no pre-requisites for this course.
 


Course Description

In this course you will explore the use of interactive integrated media, Web 2.0 technologies and tools for distributing and publishing geospatial information using the Internet. The course provides you with an appreciation of the issues confronting users and developers of cartographic products in a distributed and dynamic environment. You will participate in a practical program that covers the use of interactive multimedia and the Web for the development of mapping products.
 


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

On the completion of this course, you should be able to:


1. Explain the methods appropriate for the creation of distributed mapping systems and products.
2. Design and develop interactive mapping applications.
3. Create a distributed mapping product directly from data in a geospatial database.


This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes for BH117 Bachelor of Science (Geospatial Science) (Honours):

1.3 Understand specialist bodies of knowledge in geospatial science.
1.4 Discern research directions and advances within the discipline.
2.3 Be proficient in the recording, storage, management, representation and reporting of spatial information.
2.4 Use cartographic design skills for the visualisation and representation of information.
3.1 Design and implement solutions to complex problems.
4.1 Communicate effectively by means of oral, written and graphical presentations to peers and a wider audience.


Overview of Learning Activities

This course will actively engage you in a series of lectures, discussions and studio sessions. Consultation sessions are also scheduled for the purpose of providing you design and usability feedback relating to your project.
Learning support materials and assignment submissions are managed via the University Learning Hub.

Face-to-face learning: 60 hours per Semester comprising lectures, practicals and class activities.
Student-directed learning: 60 hours per Semester


Overview of Learning Resources

As a student enrolled in this course you have access to extensive learning resources provided in the school and in the RMIT Library. The library offers comprehensive services and facilities, geared to assist you in completing your studies successfully. Furthermore you will have access to computer laboratories containing specialist web design, geospatial science and cartography software.
A Subject Guide is available from the University Library at http://rmit.libguides.com/geospatial


Overview of Assessment

☒This course has no hurdle requirements.

Your assessment involves tests, written assignments and a project report encompassing a presentation.

Assessment Tasks:

1.  Practical Assignment 1 (5%)
(This assessment task supports CLOs 2&3)

2. Practical Assignment 2 (10%)
(This assessment task supports CLOs 2&3)

3. Practical Assignment 3 (15%)
(This assessment task supports CLOs 2&3)

4. Practical Assignment 4 (5%)
(This assessment task supports CLOs 2&3)

5. Practical Assignment 5 (25%)
(This assessment task supports CLOs 2&3)

6. Test 1 (20%)
(This assessment task supports CLO 1)

7. Test  2 (20%)
(This assessment task supports CLO 1)