Course Title: Determine suitable information sources to create new spatial datasets

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2010

Course Code: GEOM5100C

Course Title: Determine suitable information sources to create new spatial datasets

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: engineering-tafe@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

William Ntuwah

william.ntuwah@rmit.edu.au

+61 3 9925 4445

Nominal Hours: 20

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

NONE

Course Description

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to investigate and determine suitable sources of information for the creation of new spatial datasets. It requires the ability to apply wide-ranging specialised technical, creative and conceptual skills. It also requires a broad knowledge of spatial datasets and accountability for personal and group outcomes. Functions would be carried out within organisational guidelines.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CPPSIS5029A Determine suitable information sources to create new spatial datasets

Element:

1 Identify potential sources of spatial data.

Performance Criteria:

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Element:

2 Assess spatial data availability and suitability.

Performance Criteria:

-

Element:

3 Document spatial data assessment.

Performance Criteria:

-


Learning Outcomes


Refer to elements


Details of Learning Activities

Teacher led :

Classroom &/or tutorial instruction in the outcomes required to investigate and determine suitable sources of information for the creation of new spatial datasets and tasks associated with the elements above including the use of computers and relevant software/s, capabilities of survey methodologies 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

This is an indicative teaching schedule, refer to the Blackboard for any changes or announcements.

Week No.

Topic Delivered

Assessment/ Task

1Vertical control survey computation Fieldwork,Comps & Report
2Vertical control survey computationFieldwork,Comps & Report
3Vertical control survey (Braced Quadrilateral network)Fieldwork,Comps & Report
4Survey network computation Fieldwork,Comps & Report
5Linear measurement , Levelling (extended network)Fieldwork,Comps & Report
6Reduction of measurements Fieldwork,Comps & Report
7Horizontal control survey(Total Station), LevellingFieldwork,Comps & Report
8Traverse computationFieldwork,Comps & Report
9Horizontal and vertical control survey (Magnetic & Local Datums)Fieldwork,Comps & Report
10 Traverse computationFieldwork,Comps & Report
11 Horizontal and vertical control survey (Magnetic&Local Datums)
- extended network
Fieldwork,Comps & Report
12 Traverse computationFieldwork,Comps & Report
13Irregular boundary surveyFieldwork,Comps & Report
14 Area computationFieldwork,Comps & Report
15 Grid levelling and contour planFieldwork,Comps & Report
16 Volume computationFieldwork,Comps & Report
17Volume Computation Fieldwork,Comps & Report
18Review 


Learning Resources

Prescribed 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.
MapInfo Manual


References

http://www.rmit.edu.au/ - Online@RMIT – Program and Course information, documents, resources and links.
http://www.lands.vic.gov.au/ - Land Channel (Victoria) - Survey Mark Enquiry Service, GPSnet, Maps & Images, Property Information, Land Management.
http://www.isaust.org.au - Institute of Surveyors, Australia
http://www.mappingsciences.org.au - Mapping Sciences Institute, Australia
http://www.anzlic.org.au - ANZLIC: Australian and New Zealand Spatial Information Council
http://www.surveyorsboard.vic.gov.au - Surveyors Board, Victoria – Survey Practice Handbook, Key Legislation for Surveyors.
http://www.icsm.gov.au/ - Intergovernmental Committee on Surveying and Mapping - Standards and Practices for Control Surveys
http://www.ga.gov.au/ - Geoscience Australia – National Mapping Agency, Geocentric Datum of Australia, GPS


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

A person who demonstrates competency in this unit must be able to provide evidence of:
• understanding copyright and ownership constraints
• determining data requirements
• evaluating suitability of available data against project specifications
• identifying sources of data.


Assessment Tasks

Assessment of this unit will involve completion of the simulated workplace project and the Evaluation of portfolio, using a checklist, of the performance of elements of competence as designated for this unit to the required standard including collection methods and techniques related to the project objectives.

Observation, using a skills checklist, of performance of elements of competence as designated for this unit to the required standard during practical fieldwork exercises within a simulated workplace project.


Assessment will require demonstration of:

• Consistence performance of each element of the unit across a representative range of applications, autonomously and to requirements
• Performance criteria for each element of competence
• Underpinning knowledge and skills specified.


Assessment Matrix

Element 1Identify potential sources of spatial dataProject 1
Element 2Assess spatial data availability and suitability.Project 1
Element 3Document spatial data assessmentProject 1

Note: Assignment due dates will be issued on commencement of the course

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