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ES3003   GIS and Spatial Analysis for Earth Scientists

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF level 9

Semester: 2

Planned timetable: 10.00 am - 1.00 pm Mon, Wed (lecture plus lab session) (Weeks 1 - 7)

This module covers the principles behind, and practical application of digital spatial analysis in Earth Sciences. This includes the analysis of primary and secondary datasets, how to access and import a variety of data types, and the fundamentals of various spatial analytical methods including spatial statistics and modeling within a GIS environment. The module also prepares students for the correct presentation of maps and datasets in the dissertation proposal and thesis.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must take ES3002

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 6 lectures and 14 practicals and support sessions (Weeks 1 - 7).

Scheduled learning hours: 48

Guided independent study hours: 102

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 0%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 100%

Re-assessment: 2-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module teaching staff: Dr C Bates