Course Title: Prepare and present GIS data

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2017

Course Code: GEOM5147C

Course Title: Prepare and present GIS data

School: 174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4388 - Certificate IV in Surveying

Course Contact: Thierry Demathieu

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 8359

Course Contact Email: thierry.demathieu@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Surveying Senior Educator: Thierry Demathieu
School of Engineering (TAFE)
Ph: 9925 8359
Email: thierry.demathieu@rmit.edu.au

Teacher: Stephen Falzon
School of Engineering (TAFE)
Ph: 9925 8359
Email: stephenjoseph.falzon@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 40

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

There are no pre-requisites for this unit.

Course Description

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to prepare and present a range of geographic information system (GIS) data using various media. The unit covers consulting and assessing to identify display specifications, and selecting and applying appropriate data formats and presentation media. The unit also covers gathering feedback as the basis for implementing quality improvements. It requires the ability to translate client requirements into an appropriate design and layout, and to adhere to copyright requirements and drawing standards to ensure quality of output.

The unit supports those who work in technical support positions in a surveying and spatial information services team.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CPPSIS4038 Prepare and present GIS data

Element:

1. Prepare for display of GIS data.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Display specifications are determined in consultation with appropriate persons.
1.2. Extent, content and intended use of output are assessed, and display format and medium are selected according to organisational requirements.
1.3. Hardware, software and other equipment are set up and checked to ensure correct operation and functionality, and that compliance requirements are met.

Element:

2.Format GIS data.

Performance Criteria:

2.1. Spatial datasets are accessed and compiled to meet display specifications.
2.2. Data formats are transformed to meet specifications.
2.3. Formatted data is checked to ensure compatibility and quality according to display specifications.

Element:

3.Display GIS data.

Performance Criteria:

3.1. Spatial data is presented according to display specifications and organisational requirements.
3.2. Feedback on display is obtained from appropriate persons using simple question and answer process.
3.3. Feedback is analysed to identify improvements, and display is rectified according to organisational requirements.


Learning Outcomes


Please refer to the Elements of Competency.


Details of Learning Activities

You will learn to

  • prepare
  • present

geographic information systems (GIS) data to meet user requirements

The total number of scheduled hours of teaching, learning and assessment involved in this course includes all planned activities (face to face classes, lectures, workshops and seminars; workplace visits, online learning and other forms of structured teaching and learning). It also covers the amount of effort necessary to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, observation of work performance, discussions with supervisors and others providing third party evidence and one on one and group assessment sessions with students.


Teaching Schedule

 

Session/DateTopicElementAssessment

5

 

 Introduction 1,2,3 
6

 

 Identify presentation deliverables 1 Assessment 1

7

 

 Format data 2 

8

 

 Present data, and review outcomes 3 Assessment 2


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

Check the Library Subject Guides:

http://rmit.libguides.com/geospatial

http://rmit.libguides.com/surveyingandspatial


Overview of Assessment

Assessment Tasks

You must pass each of the following assessment tasks to demonstrate competent. 

Assessment

Weight%

Task 1

Assignment 1

30%

Task 2

Assignment 2

30%

Task 3

Assignment 3

40%

These tasks assesses the following Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):

Assessment Mapping Matrix

Elements/

Performance Criteria Covered

Task 1

Task 2

Task 3

1.1

X

X

 

1.2

X

X

 

1.3

X

X

 

1.4

X

X

 

2.1

X

X

 

2.2

X

X

 

2.3

X

X

 

3.1

 

X

X

3.2

 

X

X

3.3

 

X

X

To be deemed competent you must demonstrate an understanding of all aspects required of the competency. Assessment methods have been designed to measure your achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks.


Assessment Tasks

Students must pass each of the following assessment tasks to demonstrate competent.

Assessment Tasks

You must pass each of the following assessment tasks to demonstrate competent. 

Assessment

Weight%

Task 1

Assignment 1

30%

Task 2

Assignment 2

30%

Task 3

Assignment 3

40%



All assessment tasks need to be succesfully completed to demonstrate competence.

Courses delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment, but which also utilise graded assessment.
CHD (80-100%): Competent with High Distinction
CDI (70-79%): Competent with Distinction
CC (60-69%): Competent with Credit
CAG (50-59%): Competency Achieved – Graded
NYC (<50%): Not Yet Competent
DNS: Did Not Submit an assessment
 


Assessment Matrix

Assessment Mapping Matrix

Elements/

Performance Criteria Covered

Task 1

Task 2

Task 3

1.1

X

X

 

1.2

X

X

 

1.3

X

X

 

1.4

X

X

 

2.1

X

X

 

2.2

X

X

 

2.3

X

X

 

3.1

 

X

X

3.2

 

X

X

3.3

 

X

X

Other Information

Underpinning Skills and Knowledge

Spatial skills to:
       • exercise precision and accuracy in surveying computations
       • archive and retrieve spatial data
       • manage and manipulate spatial data 
       • manage files
       • solve problems relating to height, depth, breadth, dimension, direction and position in actual operational activity and virtual representation
• Apply the basic principles of algebra, geometry and trigonometry
• Computing traverse data from field information
• Spatial reference systems
• Understanding and application of significance in calculations
 

Study and learning Support:
Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to you.
Services offered by SLC to support your numeracy and literacy skills are:
assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice
maths and science developmental support and advice
English language development

Please Refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/studyandlearningcentre to find more information about Study and learning Support

Disability Liaison Unit:
If you are suffering from long-term medical condition or disability, you should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and support to complete your studies.
Please Refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/disability to find more information about services offered by Disability Liaison Unit

Late submission:
If you require an Extension of Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you must complete and lodge an Application for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Senior Educator/ Program Manager.
The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. You will be notified within no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgment as to whether the extension has been granted.

If you seek an Extension of Submittable Work for more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than 2 working days after the official
due date.

Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.

Special consideration:
Please Refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/staff/studentadmin/specialconsideration to find more information about special consideration

Plagiarism:
Plagiarism is a form of cheating and it is very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University.

Please Refer: www.rmit.edu.au/academicintegrity to find more information about plagiarism.

Other Information:
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