Course Title: Manipulate and analyse GIS data

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2016

Course Code: GEOM5123C

Course Title: Manipulate and analyse 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 Program Manager: Thierry Demathieu
Ph: 9925 8359
Email: thierry.demathieu@rmit.edu.au

William Ntuwah

Email: William.ntuwah@rmit.edu.au

Phone: 99254445

Nominal Hours: 60

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 supports the application of planning, organising, and error analysis; designing and interpreting technical documentation; and a practical understanding of technology. The skills and knowledge acquired on completion of this unit would support the needs of employees in surveying and spatial information services (SSIS).


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CPPSIS5064A Manipulate and analyse GIS data

Element:

1. Develop procedures for manipulating and analysing data.

Element:

2. Establish models required to provide outcome.

Element:

3. Analyse data.


Learning Outcomes


Refer to Elements


Details of Learning Activities

           

You will learn to:

• Display spatial data on a map
• Classify features and rasters
• Query data
• Build a database
• Editing features and attributes


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.
 

Students will be able to access course information and learning materials through the Learning Hub and may be provided with additional materials in class. Lists of relevant reference books, resources in the library and accessible Internet sites will be provided where possible. You will also use equipment and software packages in the laboratory for the project work. During the course, you will be directed to websites to enhance your knowledge and understanding of difficult concepts.


Teaching Schedule

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

Week

Topic

Task / Assessment

1

Introduction to GIS

 

2

Display Spatial data symbols on a map

 

 

 

 

3

Spatial features and Map symbols

 

4

Classifying features

 

5

Public holiday (Monday)

 

6

Selecting features by Attribute/Location

 

7

Selecting features by Attribute

 

8

Selecting features by Attribute & Location

 

9

Joining data

 

10

Analyse spatial data

Assessment 1 due

11

Overlaying

 

12

Creating features

 

13

Using feature construction tools

Assessment 2

due

14

Georeferencing

 

15

Revision

 

16

TEST

 

16

Portfolio submission

 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

                    Check the Library Subject Guides: http://rmit.libguides.com/geospatial


References


Other Resources

Students will be able to access course information and learning materials through myRMITand may be provided with additional materials in class. Lists of relevant reference books, resources in the library and accessible Internet sites will be provided where possible. You will also use equipment and software packages in the laboratory for the project work. During the course, you will be directed to websites to enhance your knowledge and understanding of difficult concepts.
Check the Library Subject Guides: http://rmit.libguides.com/geospatial


Overview of Assessment

The assessment is conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set in the National Training Package. Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards. Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor. Feedback will be provided throughout the course. To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment task detailed under Assessment Tasks:

Assessment Tasks

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

Assessment

Weight %

Assessment 1

Assessment 1- Display maps

20

Assessment 2

Assessment2– map Template

30

Assessment 3

Test

40

Assessment 4

Portfolio

10

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

Assessment Mapping Matrix

Elements/ Performance Criteria Covered

Assessment 1

Assessment 2

Assessment 3

Assessment 4

1.1

X

 

 

X

1.2

X

 

 

X

1.3

X

 

 

X

2.1

X

X

X

X

2.2

X

X

X

 

2.3

X

X

X

X

3.1

X

X

X

X

3.2

 

X

X

 

3.3

 

X

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

Weight

Due date

Task 1

Assessment 1

20%

 Week 10

Task 2

Assessment2

20%

 Week 13

Task 3

Test

40%

 Week 16

Task 4

Portfolio

20%

 Week 16


Assessment Matrix

Element / Performance Criteria CoveredAssessment 1Assessment 2Assessment 3Assessment 4
1.1X  X
1.2X  X
1.3X  X
2.1XXXX
2.2XXX 
2.3XXXX
3.1XXXX
3.2 XX 
3.3 XXX

           

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.

Other Information

Credit Transfer and/or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):
You may be eligible for credit towards courses in your program if you have already met the learning/competency outcomes through previous learning and/or industry experience. To be eligible for credit towards a course, you must demonstrate that you have already completed learning and/or gained industry experience that is:
• Relevant
• Current
• Satisfies the learning/competency outcomes of the course

Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/enrolment/credit to find more information about credit transfer and RPL.

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 to 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 to 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 seven calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you must complete 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 two working days of the date of lodgement as to whether the extension has been granted.
If you seek an Extension of Submittable Work for more than seven calendar days (from the original due date), you must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than two 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 to http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/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 to http://www.rmit.edu.au/academicintegrity to find more information about plagiarism.

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

 

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