Course Title: Develop, monitor and maintain geographic information systems

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2011

Course Code: COSC5981C

Course Title: Develop, monitor and maintain geographic information systems

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6098 - Advanced 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
03 9925 4445

Nominal Hours: 35

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 relates to the management of application architecture


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LGAPLEM607A Develop, monitor and maintain geographic information systems

Element:

1. Develop applications

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Council needs and constraints in relation to GIS are identified

1.2 Feasibility of new application is determined in consultation with relevant personnel

1.3 Input is provided into the evaluation of options and tender applications

1.4 Pilot applications are tested and production systems implemented in consultation with relevant personnel

1.5 Contribution is made to customising applications to meet the needs of Council personnel

Element:

2. Monitor effectiveness of applications

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Applications are monitored and evaluated against Council and user requirements

2.2 Applications are modified as appropriate to meet Council and user requirements

Element:

3. Customise processes to improve the efficiency of GIS environments

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Appropriate macros and scripts are designed to customise software applications to meet Council needs

3.2 Customisations are automated where appropriate to level of usage

3.3 Graphical user interfaces are created and customised to meet requirements of Council users

Element:

4. Manage and store spatial data sets

Performance Criteria:

4.1 New source data is updated and inserted into a digital base using appropriate hardware/software

4.2 Appropriate links are created between spatial and textual data bases

4.3 Spatial and attribute data is interrogated


Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

This course is clustered with COSC5982C LGAPLEM610A Manage data within council’s geographic information system

Teacher led :

Classroom &/or tutorial instruction in the outcomes required to Develop, monitor and maintain geographic information systems 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 Develop, monitor and maintain geographic information systems to industry standards.
Participation in group activities based on simulated workplace exercises.
Individual exercises carrying out research, computations, data compilation and appraisal.


Teaching Schedule

SessionTopicComment/ Assessment Tasks
1 - 8 Feb 2011- Understanding and analysing the constraints of the contract, survey and GIS specifications
Implement data standards - Covering Element 1
- Collecting and collating useful datasets
Develop and implement data quality and security assurance procedures - Covering Element 4
 
2 - 15 Feb 2011Case study 1 - Covering Elements 2 & 3Printout plan to hand in
3 - 22 Feb 2011• Arrange a folder structure for the project work - Covering Element 1
• View entire layer and open the tabular layer associated with map - Covering Element 4
• Use basic tools for map modification - Covering Element 3
• Save map as workspace and a backup - Covering Element 4

4 - 1 March 2011Case study 2 - Covering Elements 2 & 3Printout plan to hand in
5 - 8 March 2011- Import/Download the collected field data - Covering Element 4
- Analyse and verify the data to ensure accuracy and usability - Covering Element 2
- Collate the corrected data - Covering Element 1
- Export data to a viable GIS format - Covering Element 3
- Output coordinates to MGA 94 Zone 55 - Covering Element 4
- Data management, transmittal, tracking and storage - Covering Element 4
- Digital and hardcopy outputs - Covering Element 4

6 - 15 March 2011Case study 3 - Covering Elements 2 & 3Printout plan to hand in
7 - 22 March 2011- Import/Download the collected field data - Covering Element 4
- Analyse and verify the data to ensure accuracy and usability - Covering Element 2
- Collate the corrected data - Covering Element 1
- Export data to a viable GIS format - Covering Element 3
- Output coordinates to MGA 94 Zone 55 - Covering Element 4
- Data management, transmittal, tracking and storage - Covering Element 4
- Digital and hardcopy outputs - Covering Element 4

8 - 29 March 2011Case study 4 - Covering Elements 2 & 3Printout plan to hand in
9 - 5 April 2011- A detailed survey of the field to contract specifications is required in order to collate the data. - Covering Element 1
- Establish Control networks using GPS baselines with uploaded corrections from the CORS GPSnet - Covering Element 4
- Data management, transmittal, tracking and storage - Covering Element 4
- Digital and hardcopy outputs - Covering Element 4

10 - 12 April 2011Case study 5 - Covering Elements 2 & 3Printout plan to hand in
11 - 19 April 2011

- Dial before you dig and other such utility information searches to be conducted to ascertain the utility assets within the park.
Implement data standards - Covering Element 1
- Record the features of the park in accordance to industry standards - Covering Element 1
- Reduce feature survey to a Field File in Liscad and then converted to a .shp file for processing in ArcMap for creation of GIS - Covering Element 2 & 4
- connect the source folder using the Arc Catalog, datasets to be added as layers to the new map and ready for editing. - Covering Element 3
- Data management, transmittal, tracking and storage - Covering Element 4
- Digital and hardcopy outputs - Covering Element 4

 
12 - 3 May 2011Case study 6 - Covering Elements 2 & 3Printout plan to hand in
13 - 10 May 2011- Dial before you dig and other such utility information searches to be conducted to ascertain the utility assets within the park.
Implement data standards - Covering Element 1
- Record the features of the park in accordance to industry standards - Covering Element 1
- Reduce feature survey to a Field File in Liscad and then converted to a .shp file for processing in ArcMap for creation of GIS - Covering Element 2 & 4
- connect the source folder using the Arc Catalog, datasets to be added as layers to the new map and ready for editing. - Covering Element 3
- Data management, transmittal, tracking and storage - Covering Element 4
- Digital and hardcopy outputs - Covering Element 4

14 - 17 May 2011Case study 7 - Covering Elements 2 & 3Printout plan to hand in
15 - 24 May 2011- Resection & Rapid Static for control network
Implement data standards - Covering Element 1
- Apply field checks of the Total station and observation procedures - Covering Element 2
- feature data to be picked up and stored on the instruments data recorder - Covering Element 3
- Open GPS data in Liscad - Covering Element 4
- Check data for gross errors - Covering Element 2
- Data management, transmittal, tracking and storage - Covering Element 4
- Digital and hardcopy outputs - Covering Element 4

16 - 31 May 2011Revision 
17 - 7 June 2011- Resection & Rapid Static for control network
Implement data standards - Covering Element 1
- Apply field checks of the Total station and observation procedures - Covering Element 2
- feature data to be picked up and stored on the instruments data recorder - Covering Element 3
- Open GPS data in Liscad - Covering Element 4
- Check data for gross errors - Covering Element 2
- Data management, transmittal, tracking and storage - Covering Element 4
- Digital and hardcopy outputs - Covering Element 4

18 - 14 June 2011Examination - Portfolio - Covering Element 1, 2, 3 & 4 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

Refer to: http://rmit.libguides.com/spatial


Overview of Assessment

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.


Assessment Tasks

Grading Criteria
NYC 0-49% Not yet competence
CP 50 – 59% Competence
CCR 60 – 69% Competence with credit
CDI 70 – 79% Competence with distinction
CHD 80-100% Competence with high distinction

Academic Misconduct

Students are reminded that cheating, whether by fabrication, falsification of data, or plagiarism, is an offence subject to University disciplinary procedures. Plagiarism in oral or written presentations is the presentation of the work, idea or creation of another person, without appropriate referencing, as though it is one’s own. Plagiarism is not acceptable.

The use of another person’s work or ideas must be acknowledged. Failure to do so may result in charges of academic misconduct which carry a range of penalties including cancellation of results and exclusion from your course.

Students are responsible for ensuring that their work is kept in a secure place. It is also a disciplinary offence for students to allow their work to be plagiarized by another student. Students should be aware of their rights and responsibilities regarding the use of copyright material. It is strongly recommended that students refer to the RMIT 2001 Guidelines for Students or to the RMIT University Homepage. 

Assessments are clustered with COSC5982C LGAPLEM610A Manage data within council’s geographic information system
Assessment 1 = Assignment 15% due Week 7
Assessment 2 = Assignment 20% due Week 12
Assessment 3 = Project 50% due Week 17
Assessment 4 = Portfolio 15% on Week 18


Assessment Matrix

Assessment TaskElementPercentage
AssignmentElement 1, 215%
AssignmentElement 3, 420%
ProjectElement 1, 2, 3 & 450%
PortfolioElement 1, 2,3 & 415%

Other Information

The assessment for this course requires students to maintain and present on request a Portfolio that details their participation in both simulated and workplace assessment activities and achievement of the units or elements of competence which underpin delivery of this course.

Assessment dates.
Assessment due dates will be issued on commencement of the course. Submission of all prescribed assessment tasks by the due dates is expected.

Students are required to participate in the OH&S induction program for this course and at all times follow the occupational health and safety policies and procedures demonstrating appropriate behaviours to ensure the safety of self and others.


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