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Area/Catalogue
GEOE 3019

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
155790

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
Yes

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Timetable/s

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Natural and Built Environments

Course aim

This course is designed for students to enhance their acquired knowledge to communicate geospatial information effectively and efficiently through a web browser. Students will gain skills in internet map creation, cartographic web map design, and communication with online maps.

Course content

This course is organized around active-learning projects. Course content includes:   

  • Web development and design as a means of cartographic delivery and communication.
  • Historical elements
  • System architectures for web maps
  • Web map elements
  • Design theory for web maps
  • Map tiles (basemaps)
  • Thematic layers (data overlays)
  • Interaction concepts - Human-Map Interactivity
  • Evaluation of web maps’ usability
  • Web map projections
  • Web cartographer’s toolkit
  • Web map production (APIs, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript web map libraries)
  • Copyrights

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
GEOE 2026 Spatial Data Acquisition and Analysis

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Lecture 2 hours x 13 weeks
Practical 2 hours x 13 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Report 1500 words minimum 20% N/A
Portfolio 1500-2000 words 40% N/A
Application N/A 40% 10-15 min presentation per group

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
To determine the fee for this course as part of a Commonwealth Supported program, go to:
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

School of Natural and Built Environments

Degrees this course is offered in

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