Course Title: Prepare and present GIS data

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2018

Course Code: GEOM5147C

Course Title: Prepare and present GIS data

School: 174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5368 - Diploma of Surveying

Course Contact: Thierry Demathieu

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 8359

Course Contact Email: thierry.demathieu@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 M. Ntuwah

Email : william.ntuwah@rmit.edu.au

Phone: 99254445

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

There are no pre-requisites in this unit.

Course Description

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to prepare and present a range of geographic information system (GIS) data using various media. The unit covers consulting and assessing to identify display specifications, and selecting and applying appropriate data formats and presentation media. The unit also covers gathering feedback as the basis for implementing quality improvements. It requires the ability to translate client requirements into an appropriate design and layout, and to adhere to copyright requirements and drawing standards to ensure quality of output.

The unit supports those who work in technical support positions in a surveying and spatial information services team.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CPPSIS4038 Prepare and present GIS data

Element:

1. Prepare for display of GIS data.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Display specifications are determined in consultation with appropriate persons.
1.2. Extent, content and intended use of output are assessed, and display format and medium are selected according to organisational requirements.
1.3. Hardware, software and other equipment are set up and checked to ensure correct operation and functionality, and that compliance requirements are met.

Element:

2. Format GIS data.

Performance Criteria:

2.1. Spatial datasets are accessed and compiled to meet display specifications.
2.2. Data formats are transformed to meet specifications.
2.3. Formatted data is checked to ensure compatibility and quality according to display specifications.

Element:

3. Display GIS data.

Performance Criteria:

3.1. Spatial data is presented according to display specifications and organisational requirements.
3.2. Feedback on display is obtained from appropriate persons using simple question and answer process.
3.3. Feedback is analysed to identify improvements, and display is rectified according to organisational requirements.


Learning Outcomes


Please refer to the Elements of Competency.


Details of Learning Activities

You will learn to prepare and present geographic information systems (GIS) data to meet user requirements
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

Week

Date

Topic

Assessment

1

5  -  7 Feb

Introduction to mapping & GIS Software

 

2

12 - 14 Feb

Extension: adding context to the map

 

3

19 - 21 Feb

Symbolising Features

 

4

26 - 28 Feb

Field map production 1

 

5

5 – 7 Mar

Importing Excel data into ArcMap

 

6

12 - 14 Mar

Field map production 2

 

7

19 – 21 Mar

Mapping underground utilities

Assessment 1 Due 20%

8

26 - 28 Mar

Field map production 3

 
  

EASTER BREAK

 

9

2 -  4 Apr

Lynda.com - Changing the map’s scale, Working with bookmarks, Geocoding Addresses, Measuring distances, Editing data-frame properties.

 

10

9 - 11 Apr

Field map production 4

Assessment 2 Due 30%

11

23 – 25 Apr

Lynda.com: ArcGIS Essential Training - Organise the map

 

12

30 - 2 May

Field map production 5

 

13

7 – 9 May

Lynda.com: ArcGIS Essential Training - Exploring attribute tables

Assessment 3 Due 30%

14

14 - 16 May

Field map production 6

 

15

21 - 23 May

Complete and submit the Lynda course certificate for ArcGIS Essential Training

 

16

28 - 30 May

Review portfolio

 

17

4 – 6   Jun

Collation  & Submission of Portfolio

 Assessment 4 Due 20%

18

11 – 13   Jun

 

 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

Students will be able to access course information and learning materials through myRMIT 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
Check the Library Subject Guides: http://rmit.libguides.com/geospatial


Overview of Assessment

Assessment Tasks

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

Assessment

Weight%

Due

Task 1

Assessment 1

LYNDA.COM:

- Up and Running with ArcGIS

- Real-World GIS

Map presentation Standards

Additional datasets

20%

24 March

Task 2

Assessment 2

Argyle Square & Yarra Bend maps

30%

14 April

Task 3

Assessment 3

Populated Cities

30%

12 May

Task 4

Assessment 4

Portfolio of weekly activities

20%

9 Jun

 

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

Assessment Mapping Matrix

Elements/

Performance Criteria Covered

Task 1

Understanding Key Concepts

Task 2

Argyle Square & Yarra Bend Maps

Task 3

Populated Cities

Task 4

Portfolio

1.1

 

X

X

X

1.2

 

X

X

X

1.3

X

X

X

X

2.1

X

X

X

X

2.2

 

X

 

X

2.3

X

X

X

X

3.1

X

X

X

X

3.2

X

X

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

Task 1

Assessment 1

LYNDA.COM:

- Up and Running with ArcGIS

- Real-World GIS

Map presentation Standards

Additional datasets

20%

24 March

Task 2

Assessment 2

Argyle Square & Yarra Bend maps

30%

14 April

Task 3

Assessment 3

Populated Cities

30%

12 May

Task 4

Assessment 4

Portfolio of weekly activities

20%

9 Jun


Assessment Matrix

    

Assessment Mapping Matrix

Elements/

Performance Criteria Covered

Task 1

Understanding Key Concepts

Task 2

Argyle Square & Yarra Bend Maps

Task 3

Populated Cities

Task 4

Portfolio

1.1

 

X

X

X

1.2

 

X

X

X

1.3

X

X

X

X

2.1

X

X

X

X

2.2

 

X

 

X

2.3

X

X

X

X

3.1

X

X

X

X

3.2

X

X

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.

 

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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