Course Title: Develop 2-D and 3-D terrain visualisations

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5237 Diploma of Spatial Information Services

Course Title: Develop 2-D and 3-D terrain visualisations

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 160

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


130T Vocational Engineering


Term2 2010,
Term2 2011

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

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Course Description

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to develop two-dimensional (2-D) and three-dimensional (3-D) visualisations in a geographic information systems (GIS) context. It requires the ability to apply wide-ranging specialised technical, creative and conceptual skills, a broad knowledge of spatial datasets and accountability for personal and group outcomes. Functions will entail complying with and developing or amending organisational guidelines.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CPPSIS6020A Develop 2-D and 3-D terrain visualisations


1 Prepare 2-D or 3-D digital elevation model (DEM).

2 Create 2-D drawings.

3 Create and modify a 3-D model or DEM

4 Produce output.

Learning Outcomes

Refer to elements

Overview of Assessment

A person who demonstrates competency in this unit must be able to provide evidence of:
• applying CAD and DEM technology
• communicating graphically
• understanding copyright and ownership constraints
• determining data requirements
• evaluating suitability of available data against project specifications
• identifying sources of data
• understanding the nature of spatial projects.