Course Title: Design spatial networks and geocoding

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2011

Course Code: GEOM5113C

Course Title: Design spatial networks and geocoding

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

Thierry Demathieu
9925 8359
thierry.demathieu@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 100

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 analyse and design spatial networks and geocoding. It requires the ability to apply wide-ranging specialised technical, creative and conceptual skills, a broad knowledge of spatial datasets and accountability for personal and group outcomes. Functions will entail complying with and developing or amending organisational guidelines.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CPPSIS6018A Design spatial networks and geocoding

Element:

1. Analyse and design networks.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Appropriate application areas for networks are
determined according to organisational
requirements, project specifications and end user requirements.
1.2 Basic elements and shortest path algorithms are
incorporated in the design.
1.3 Representation of networks is determined.
1.4 Definition of a network is illustrated with examples,
incorporating the advantages and disadvantages of
different ways of representing a network.
1.5 OHS issues are considered at all times.
1.6 Skills and knowledge are updated to accommodate
changes in operating environment and equipment.

Element:

2. Conduct geocoding.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Appropriate data sources for geocoding are
determined according to organisational requirements,
project specifications and end user requirements.
2.2 Suitability and availability of data are verified with
the potential suppliers.
2.3 Constraints on use of spatial data are assessed
against specification.
2.4 Data is prepared for geocoding.
2.5 Addresses are matched with spatial locations.
2.6 Appropriate addressing methods are used.
2.7 Primitive codes are enhanced for geocoding.
2.8 Geocoding errors are resolved.

Element:

3. Validate outcome.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Appropriate network and geocoding procedures are
recorded.
3.2 Outcome is validated in line with project
specifications.
3.3 Procedures to refine model or analytical processes
are developed.
3.4 End user is consulted regarding suitability of the
outcome and amendments are negotiated as
necessary.


Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

This course has been clustered with CPPSIS6007A Design spatial information services project deliverables

Teacher led :

Classroom &/or tutorial instruction in the outcomes required to design spatial networks and geocoding information 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 design spatial networks and geocoding 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 - 9 February 2011Session 1 Week 1 - Covering Element 1, 2 & 3:
• Preparation to survey a control network using the four angle method
• Preparation to level surveyed mark to the Australian Height Datum
• Preparation to survey the control network using GeoExplorer 3
Field card of angle measurements
Field card of level run
Field card of GeoExplorer survey
2 - 16 February 2011Session 1 Week 2 Covering Element 3:
• Survey a control network using the four angle method
• Level surveyed mark to the Australian Height Datum
• Survey the control network using GeoExplorer 3
Field card of angle measurements
Field card of level run
Field card of GeoExplorer survey
3 - 23 February 2011Session 1 Week 3 Covering Element 3:
• Survey a control network using the four angle method
• Level surveyed mark to the Australian Height Datum
• Survey the control network using GeoExplorer 3
Field card of angle measurements
Field card of level run
Field card of GeoExplorer survey
4 - 2 March 2011Session 1 Week 4 Covering Element 4:
• Enter control information in the computer to least square adjust the network
• Produce a control plan
Printout Least square from Liscad
Printout of control plan
5 - 9 March 2011Session 2 Week 1 Covering Element 3:
• Survey the western side of the park in analogue
• Complete a level competition
Field card of measurements recorded
Level run sheet
6 - 16 March 2011
Session 2 Week 2 Covering Element 1 & 2:
• Plan to calibrate EDM at the Braeside Baseline
• Plan to level every pillar
 Field sheet of EDM calibration
Level sheet
7 - 23 March 2011
 Session 2 Week 3 Covering Element 3:
• Survey the western side of the park in digital
• Complete a level competition
• Rapid static GPS
 Field card of measurements recorded
Level run sheet
Rapid static worksheet
8 - 30 March 2011Session 2 Week 4 Covering Element 3 & 4:
• Draw a feature plan
• Compare the analogue to the digital plan
 Feature plan printout
9 - 6 April 2011 Session 3 Week 1 Covering Element 1 & 2:
• Establish new controls
• Draw fieldcard before field work
• Level new controls
Sketch plans
Feature Fieldcards
Level sheet
10 - 13 April 2011
 Session 3 Week 2 Covering Element 3:
• Survey south section
Sketch plans
Feature Fieldcards
11 - 20 April 2011 Session 3 Week 3 Covering Element 3:
• Survey a new building (Annexe)
 Sketch Fieldcards
  Easter Break
 
 12 - 4 May 2011
 Session 3 Week 4 Covering Element 4:
• Draw a feature plan
 Feature plan printout
 13 - 11 May 2011
 Session 4 Week 1 Covering Element 1 & 2:
• Plan to survey north eastern section
Field card of measurements recorded
14 - 18 May 2011  Session 4 Week 2 Covering Element 3:
• Survey north eastern section
Field card of measurements recorded
15 - 25 May 2011 Session 4 Week 3 Covering Element 3:
• Survey north eastern section
Field card of measurements recorded
16 - 1 June 2011 Session 4 Week 4 Covering Element 4:
• Draw a feature plan
  Feature plan printout
17 - 6 June 2011 Examination: Covering Element 1, 2 & 3
• Feature survey – southern bbq area
• Level competition
 
18 - 15 June 2011 Examination: Covering Element 4
• Feature plan – southern bbq area
• Level competition results
 


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

Assessment of this unit will involve completion of the simulated workplace project and the Evaluation of portfolio, using a checklist, of the performance of elements of competence as designated for this unit to the required standard including collection methods and techniques related to the project objectives.

Observation, using a skills checklist, of performance of elements of competence as designated for this unit to the required standard during practical fieldwork exercises within a simulated workplace project.

Assessment will require demonstration of:

• Consistence performance of each element of the unit across a representative range of applications, autonomously and to requirements
• Performance criteria for each element of competence
• Underpinning knowledge and skills specified.

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.

Assessment 1 = Observation 20% all through the Semester
Assessment 2 = Exam 40% on Week 17
Assessment 3 = Portfolio 40% on Week 18


Assessment Matrix

Assessment TaskElementPercentage
ObservationElement 1, 2, 3 & 420%
ExaminationElement 1, 2, 3 & 440%
PortfolioElement 440%

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