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Geospatial Information Systems


Major, Minor, Sub-Major, Extended Major


Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) are computerised systems which store and analyse spatial or geographic data. Data stored by its coordinates in 2D, 3D or 4D space are related to relational databases, which can be used to perform spatial queries and analyses. These tools are used in many real world applications with the Major focusing on environmental applications. The major contains a related course on spatial statistics, a relevant course on coordinates systems and courses on remote sensing. Remote sensing is used to capture images of earth and undertake image processing to extract information to be used in GIS



Assumed Knowledge:



Course Area and cat no. Units Level References
Principles of Geospatial Science GEOE 1018 4.5 1
Earth Systems EART 1010 4.5 1
Environmental Remote Sensing GEOE 2022 4.5 2
Surveying 1 GEOE 2023 4.5 2
Geospatial Data Acquisition and Analysis GEOE 2026 4.5 2
Geospatial Exploration GEOE 3017 4.5 3
Surveying 2 GEOE 3018 4.5 3
Web Cartography GEOE 3019 4.5 3




  1. Students who wish to choose other relevant courses (not listed above), must seek approval from the Program Director.