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,
Sem 2 2018

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,
Sem 2 2018

Course Coordinator: Prof. William Cartwright

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2423

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

Course Coordinator Location: 12.10.16

Course Coordinator Availability: Mondays and Tuesdays by appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

Distributed Mapping covers the use of the Web to deliver interactive mapping products

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.

Lectures cover the underpinning theory of the discipline area and provide a background of the development of mapping using integrated media.  This is offered in four modules:

  • Foundations;
  • Maps and the WEB;
  • Scripting and Mapping APIs; and
  • Interactive Mapping and Narrative maps

As well, the practical program covers the development of interactive multimedia and mapping products using HTML, JavaScript, mapping APIs  and commercial software packages.

 

 


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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

 

  1. Understand how the Web was established and evolved
  2. Understand the concepts behind Web 2.0.
  3. Have knowledge about the range of mapping products that can be published via Web 2.0
  4. Develop a Web mapping using HTML and APIs
  5. Develop and publish mapping and geographical visualisation products using social software tools and the Internet as a delivery mechanism
  6. Appreciate the potential and limitations of distributed mapping products


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 which include a mix of lectures,pre-learning activities, classroom activities, class discussions, practicals,and student presentations.

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.

Total study hours

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

5. Practical Assignment 5 (15%)
(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)

 

Note: postgraduate students will be expected to demonstrate a higher level of judgement and professional communication in the reports submitted for assignments.