Course Title: Provide geographic information systems data

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2010

Course Code: COSC5959C

Course Title: Provide geographic information systems data

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5237 - Diploma of Spatial Information Services

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Thierry Demathieu

+61 3 9925 8359

William Ntuwah

+61 3 9925 4445


Nominal Hours: 25

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


Course Description

This unit covers developing and applying data management and analytical tools to produce specified outcomes.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LGAPLEM512A Provide geographic information systems data


1. Analyse request to develop solution

Performance Criteria:

Performance Criteria
1.1 Specific problem or question is clarified in consultation with
end user to establish end result specifications .

1.2 Information required to achieve result is defined and required
data sets are correctly determined.


2. Assess data availability

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Availability of required data sets is ascertained through
research of internal and external sources .

2.2 Custodianship of data is confirmed and access and pricing are

2.3 Data is obtained in line with industry standards , statutory
requirements and council policy.

2.4 Where appropriate, procedures are developed to capture


3. Assess data quality

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Data is assessed for integrity to determine suitability for task.

3.2 Disparities between data sets are investigated and resolved to
ensure integrity of data used.


4. Run standard query

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Appropriate standard query is selected.
4.2 Selected query is run to achieve required outcome .


5. Validate outcome

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Appropriate data validation procedures are determined.

5.2 Outcome is validated in line with predetermined procedures.

5.3 Procedures to refine model or analytical procedures are

5.4 End user is consulted regarding suitability of outcome and
amendments are negotiated as necessary.

Learning Outcomes

Refer to elements

Details of Learning Activities

Teacher led :
Classroom &/or tutorial instruction in developing and applying data management and analytical tools and tasks associated with the elements above including the use of computers and relevant software/s and technologies in a simulated workplace environment.

Student managed:
Develop data management strategies to determine suitable sources of information for the creation of new spatial data sets to industry standards.
Participation in group activities based on simulated workplace exercises. Individual exercises carrying out research, computations, data compilation and appraisal.

Teaching Schedule

Refer to the Blackboard for any changes or announcements

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Reference Texts:

Acts and Regulations Occupational Health and Safety Commission.
Surveying, A Bannister and S Raymond, Pitman
Elementary Surveying, Elfick Fryer Brinkner Wolf, Harper Collins
Advanced-Engineering-Surveying-problems-and-solutions, F A Shepard, Arnold. Engineering Surveying, SchofieldnW. Surveying for Engineers, J. Uren and W.F. Price
MapInfo Manuals and ArcGIS Manuals  


Web Resources: - Online@RMIT – Program and Course information, documents, resources and links. - Land Channel (Victoria) - Survey Mark Enquiry Service, GPSnet, Maps & Images, Property Information, Land Management. - Institute of Surveyors, Australia - Mapping Sciences Institute, Australia - ANZLIC: Australian and New Zealand Spatial Information Council - Surveyors Board, Victoria – Survey Practice Handbook, Key Legislation for Surveyors. - Intergovernmental Committee on Surveying and Mapping - Standards and Practices for Control Surveys - Geoscience Australia – National

Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

A person who demonstrates competency in this unit must be able to provide evidence of:
• consideration of integrity of data
• ensure end result meets customer needs, including time frames.
• together with the ability to perform the outcomes described in the Elements to the required performance level detailed in the Performance Criteria.

Assessment Tasks

Observation, using a skills checklist of performance of elements of competence as designated for this unit to the required standard during practical work exercises within a simulated workplace project; including collection methods and techniques related to the project objectives..

Assessment Matrix

Element 1Analyse request to develop solutionAssignment  1
Element 2Assess data availabilityAssignment  1
Element 3Assess data qualityAssignment  2
Element 4Validate outcome
Assignment  3

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