Course Title: Produce maps for land management purposes

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2017

Course Code: GEOM5155C

Course Title: Produce maps for land management purposes

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

Nominal Hours: 120

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 for this unit.

Course Description

 This unit covers producing maps for land management purposes and defines the standard required to: establish the land use, structures and natural resource features that are required to inform land use decisions; source data sets that provide the required information; validate the data for currency and compare to ground observations; incorporate data onto a map; provide a map key and any supporting information required; evaluate maps for suitability for purpose and value in making land management decisions.

This unit applies to those whose job role includes preparing maps by hand or by using Geographical Information Systems (GIS) for land management purposes.

 


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

AHCLPW404 Produce maps for land management purposes

Element:

1. Obtain information for a specific land management purpose

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Define information required from data sets 1.2 Collect and present information from stakeholders on land management and production systems consistent with the local area management strategy 1.3 Collect information to include temporal and spatial data 1.4 Review information for relevance and accuracy

Element:

2. Assess data availability

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Ascertain availability of required data sets from internal and external sources 2.2 Confirm ownership of data and determine access and pricing 2.3 Obtain data in accordance with industry standards, statutory requirements and enterprise policy 2.4 Develop procedures to capture data

Element:

3. Assess data quality

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Assess data for integrity and to determine suitability for task 3.2 Investigate and resolve disparities between data sets

Element:

4. Format and present data

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Identify compatible formats for data 4.2 Assemble relevant data elements 4.3 Select data formats to meet user's requirements 4.4 Present information using suitable media 4.5 Present information in accordance with appropriate enterprise requirements and Australian standards

Element:

5. Incorporate data onto map(s)

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Use range of computer applications to transfer information from various data sources onto maps 5.2 Produce draft maps showing spatial and temporal data consistent with development and implementation of the land management strategy 5.3 Review and edit maps to confirm accuracy and develop a map key to identify natural resource features, structures and land uses 5.4 Analyse maps for data to assist in development or implementation of land management plan

Element:

6. Review customer satisfaction

Performance Criteria:

6.1 Seek feedback from users regarding satisfaction with information and presentation 6.2 Resolve any areas of dissatisfaction 6.3 Analyse and use customer feedback as a quality improvement tool


Learning Outcomes


Please refer to the Elements of Competency.

 


Details of Learning Activities

Students will learn to: Obtain information for a specific land management purpose; Assess data availability; Assess data quality; Format and present data; Incorporate data onto map(s); Review customer satisfaction.

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

6-8 Feb

Introduction to course and field data collection

Assessment 1 Start

2

13-15 Feb

Introduction to data dictionaries & use of Terraflex

 

3

20-22 Feb

Industry standards for asset data collection and Data Dictionary construction

 

4

28-2 Mar

Student familiarisation around collection areas: Argyle Square & Carlton Gardens

 

5

6-8 Mar

Asset collection software & data dictionary

 

6

13 -15 Mar

(Mon 13 March Labor Day Holiday)

Collect data in field

 

7

20-22 Mar

Continue to collect data in field, add attribution

 

8

27-29 Mar

Finalise data sets, review in GIS

Assessment 1 Due 30%

9

3-5 Apr

Introduction to Urban Forest concepts – Carlton Gardens trees & field check

Assessment 2 Start

10

10-12 Apr

(Tues 25 April ANZAC Day)

Continue urban forest data collection

 

10

 

EASTER BREAK

 

11

24-26 Apr

Complete urban forest update

Assessment 2 Due 20%

12

1-3 May

VRO / Mapping grasslands by photo digitisation

Assessment 3 Start

13

8-10 May

Google Earth short video production

 

14

15-17 May

Complete mapping of grasslands

Assessment 3 Due 20%

15

22-24 May

Portfolio & Mapping vulnerability to storm surges

Assessment 4 Start

16

29-31 May

Continue storm surge vulnerability mapping

 

17

5-7 Jun

Complete Assessment 4

Assessment 4 Due 30%

18

12-14 Jun

(Mon 12 June Queen’s Birthday Holiday)

End of Semester 1

 


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 Tasks

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

Assessment

Weight%

Due

Task 1

Assessment 1

Asset Collection

31 March

30%

Task 2

Assessment 2

Urban Forest Update

28 April

20%

Task 3

Assessment 3

Grassland Mapping

19 May

20%

Task 4

Assessment 4

Storm Surge Vulnerability

9 Jun

30%

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

Assessment Mapping Matrix

Elements/

Performance Criteria Covered

Task 1

Park Asset Collection

Task 2

Urban Forest Update

Task 3

Grasslands Mapping & 3D

Task 4

Storm Surge Vulnerability

1.1

X

X

X

X

1.2

 

X

X

X

1.3

X

X

X

X

1.4

 

X

X

X

2.1

 

X

X

X

2.2

 

X

X

X

2.3

X

X

X

X

2.4

 

X

X

X

3.1

X

X

X

X

3.2

 

X

X

X

4.1

 

 

X

X

4.2

X

X

X

X

4.3

 

X

X

X

4.4

X

X

X

X

4.5

 

X

X

X

5.1

X

X

X

X

5.2

 

X

X

X

5.3

X

X

X

X

6.1

 

X

X

X

6.2

 

X

X

X

6.3

 

X

X

X

6.4

 

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

Assessment Tasks

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

Assessment

Weight%

Due

Task 1

Assessment 1

Asset Collection

31 March

30%

Task 2

Assessment 2

Urban Forest Update

28 April

20%

Task 3

Assessment 3

Grassland Mapping

19 May

20%

Task 4

Assessment 4

Storm Surge Vulnerability

9 Jun

30%


Assessment Matrix

Assessment Mapping Matrix

Elements/

Performance Criteria Covered

Task 1

Park Asset Collection

Task 2

Urban Forest Update

Task 3

Grasslands Mapping & 3D

Task 4

Storm Surge Vulnerability

1.1

X

X

X

X

1.2

 

X

X

X

1.3

X

X

X

X

1.4

 

X

X

X

2.1

 

X

X

X

2.2

 

X

X

X

2.3

X

X

X

X

2.4

 

X

X

X

3.1

X

X

X

X

3.2

 

X

X

X

4.1

  

X

X

4.2

X

X

X

X

4.3

 

X

X

X

4.4

X

X

X

X

4.5

 

X

X

X

5.1

X

X

X

X

5.2

 

X

X

X

5.3

X

X

X

X

6.1

 

X

X

X

6.2

 

X

X

X

6.3

 

X

X

X

6.4

 

X

X

X

 

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