Course Title: Prepare and present GIS data

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

Course Code: GEOM5121C

Course Title: Prepare and present GIS data

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5320 - Diploma of Surveying

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email: vocengineering@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: William Ntuwah
School of Engineering (TAFE)
Ph: 99254445
Email: william.ntuwah@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

Nil

Course Description

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to prepare and present geographic information systems (GIS) data to meet user requirements.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CPPSIS4038A Prepare and present GIS data

Element:

1. Identify presentation deliverables.

Element:

2. Format data.

Element:

3. Present data, and review outcomes.


Learning Outcomes


Refer to elements


Details of Learning Activities

You will learn to:

• Use GPS hand held receiver
• Create a Data Dictionary
• Collect spatial data
• Produce maps using GIS software


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

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

Session/DateTopicElementAssessment

Week 1
11/02/14 & 12/02/14

Introduction to Course
Outline Assessment Tasks & Dates
Introduction to ArcMap/GIS Software
Element 1, 2 
Week 2
18/02/14 & 19/02/14
Outline Assessment Tasks & Dates
Introduction to ArcMap/GIS Software
Element 1, 2 
 Week 3
25/02/14 & 26/02/14

 

  Import Excel data into GIS Element 1, 2,3 
 Week 4
04/03/14 & 05/03/14
 

  Map underground utilities
  SDN1474

 Element 1, 2,3 
 Week 5
11/03/14 & 12/03/14

 

 Create a GIS of our/your industry 
Write a letter of employment to prospective employers

 Element 1, 2,3 Assessment 1
 Week 6
18/03/14 & 19/03/14

 

 Collate the information into a structured Excel spreadsheet
 Present all the data spatially in a GIS
 
 Element 1, 2,3 
 Week 7
25/03/14 & 26/03/14

 

 Collate the information into a structured Excel spreadsheet
 Present all the data spatially in a GIS
 
 Element 1, 2,3 
 Week 8
01/04/14 & 02/04/14
 

 Query the data so you extract the closest 3 survey firms
 Extract all associated metadata

 Element 1, 2,3 Assessment 1 due
 Week 9
08/04/14 & 09/04/14

 

Argyle square reconnaissance
Create a data dictionary
Import a data dictionary into Juno SB

 Element 1, 2,3 Assessment 2
 Week 10
15/04/14 & 16/04/14

 

 Argyle square feature survey
 Download data into ArcMap

 Element 1, 2,3 
 Week 11
29/04/14 & 30/04/14

 

 Argyle square feature survey
 Download data into ArcMap

 Element 1, 2,3 
 Week 12
06/05/14 & 07/05/14
 
 Produce a feature plan of Argyle Square Element 1, 2,3 Assessment 2 due
 Week 13
13/05/14 & 14/05/14

 

 Yarra Bend reconnaissance Element 1, 2,3 Assessment 3
 Week 14
20/05/14 & 21/05/14

 

 Create a data dictionary - Yarra Bend
Import a data dictionary into Juno SB
 Element 1, 2,3 
 Week 15
27/05/14 & 28/05/14

 

  Yarra Bend  feature survey
 
 Element 1, 2,3 
 Week 16
03/06/14 & 04/0614
 
  Yarra Bend feature survey Element 1, 2,3 
 Week 17
10/06/14 & 11/06/14

 

 Produce a feature plan of Yarra Bend Element 1, 2,3 Assessment 3 due
 Week 18
17/06/14 & 18/06/14
 
   
    


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 will incorporate a variety of methods including written, oral, practical tasks and activities. You will be asked to personally demonstrate to your teacher/assessor the practical skills gained during this course to the relevant industry standards. Assessment activities will occur throughout this course and feedback will be provided at regular intervals.

Assessment Tasks

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

Assessment

Weight %

Assessment 1

Assessment 1- GIS

50

Assessment 2

Assessment 2 - GIS

50

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

Assessment Mapping Matrix

Element / Performance Criteria Covered

Assessment 1

Assessment 2

1.1

X

X

1.2

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 Task 1 – Weight 20% Due Week 8
Assessment Task 2 – Weight 30% Due Week 12
Assessment Task 3– Weight 50% Due Week 17

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

 

Element CoveredAssessment TaskProportional of Final AssessmentSubmission Time
Element 1,2,3Assessment 120%Week 8
Element 1,2,3Assessment 230%Week 12
Element 1,2,3Assessment 350%Week 17

 

Other Information

Underpinning Skills and Knowledge
• literacy skills to:
• assess, develop and use workplace information
• prepare and manage documentation and information flow
• research and access information in order to source geographic information
• requirements relevant to preparing and presenting GIS data:
• accuracy and precision requirements
• Australian drawing standards
• data formats
• analytical skills to analyse data layout and design

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:
All email communications will be sent to your RMIT email address and you must regularly check your RMIT emails.
 

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