Course Title: Collate and interpret spatial data
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2009
Course Code: GEOM5102C
Course Title: Collate and interpret spatial data
School: 130T Vocational Engineering
Campus: City Campus
Program: C5237 - Diploma of Spatial Information Services
Course Contact: Program Manager
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468
Course Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Course Contact: William Ntuwah
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4445
Course Contact Email: email@example.com
Nominal Hours: 20
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
This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to collate and interpret spatial data to provide the dataset required for project deliverables, often in a supervisory capacity. It requires the ability to apply theoretical spatial concepts to a range of situations in order to identify and interpret the appropriate information, according to client requirements. Functions would be carried out within organisational guidelines.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
CPPSIS5010A Collate and interpret spatial data
1 Access data
1.1 Spatial datasets are retrieved from relevant data storage.
1.3 Requirements for spatial data and constraints are identified through consultation with client or relevant personnel and outcomes are recorded according to organisational guidelines.
2 Query and interpret data.
2.1 Relevant sources and data are identified and accessed.
3 Collate data
3.1 Spatial and aspatial requirements are collated to meet organisational needs.
4 Test and validate collated spatial data.
4.1 Tools for testing the validity of the information and data are identified and accessed or developed.
Refer to elements
Details of Learning Activities
Teacher led :
Computer Lab, classroom or tutorial instruction in spatial data requirements and related tasks associated with the topics above including the use of computers and relevant software/s, capabilities of survey methodologies and technologies in a simulated workplace environment.
Maintain client relations using written, oral and electronic communication
Develop data management strategies to collate and interpret data to industry standards.
Participation in group activities based on a simulated workplace exercises.
Individual exercises carrying out research, computations, data compilation and appraisal.
Compilation of Portfolio of examples of work, client reports, management reports and data management records.
|1||Introduction to basics of desktop mapping (Definition , How GIS works, Why use GIS,Questions which can be answered using GIS|
|2||Contributing Disciplines and Technology|
|3||GIS and Cartography , Advantage in using GIS|
|4||Selecting Map Objects -Centroids on a Map,Radius select button Create temporary columns Perform queries|
|5||Customising Map Display , Labelling and editing a map|
|6||Working with Layouts -Produce a Layout window to output Maps, Browsers, graphs , legends, text or other graphic objects.|
|8||Creating a Buffer|
|9||Building and Maintaining Tables - Create a table from scratch - Define a table structure (name, type, size of fields) Import .xls spatial data into MapInfo|
|10|| Translating Files into MapInfo format -Use the Universal Translator to translate a Shape file
into MapInfo format
|11||Using SQL Select command|
|12||Selecting using Queries -Create subset databases of your information by using the SQL Select function|
|14||Joining Database Tables|
|15||Registering a Raster Image|
|16||Registering a Raster Image|
|18||Modifying Graphic Objects|
Acts and Regulations Occupational Health and Safety Commission.
http://www.rmit.edu.au/ - Online@RMIT – Program and Course information, documents, resources and links.
http://www.lands.vic.gov.au/ - Land Channel (Victoria) - Survey Mark Enquiry Service, GPSnet, Maps & Images, Property Information, Land Management.
http://www.isaust.org.au - Institute of Surveyors, Australia
http://www.mappingsciences.org.au - Mapping Sciences Institute, Australia
http://www.anzlic.org.au - ANZLIC: Australian and New Zealand Spatial Information Council
http://www.surveyorsboard.vic.gov.au - Surveyors Board, Victoria – Survey Practice Handbook, Key Legislation for Surveyors.
http://www.icsm.gov.au/ - Intergovernmental Committee on Surveying and Mapping - Standards and Practices for Control Surveys
http://www.ga.gov.au/ - Geoscience Australia – National Mapping Agency, Geocentric Datum of Australia, GPS
Overview of Assessment
A person who demonstrates competency in this unit must be able to provide evidence of:
• taking responsibility for own outputs in work and learning
• using relevant data by manipulating and analysing it to meet the client’s requirements, including:
• applying operational knowledge in a broad range of areas relating to linking datasets and knowledge management
• applying organisational skills and prioritising activity
• applying solutions to a range of problems
• devising and implementing a cost-effective functional solution
• examining suitability of existing arrangements
• keeping records accurately
• measuring outcomes against specifications
• performing a range of tasks where choice between a substantial range of options is required.
Assessment of this unit will involve completion of Assignments 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.
Context of Assessment:
This unit is to be assessed in a simulated workplace and under the normal range of work conditions.
1 Access data - Assignment 1
2 Query and interpret data - Assignment 2
3 Collate data - Assignment 3
4 Test and validate collated spatial data - Assignment 3
Course Overview: Access Course Overview