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ITLS6107: GIS for Transport Supply Chains (2017 - Summer Main)

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Unit: ITLS6107: Applied GIS and Spatial Data Analytics (6 CP)
Mode: Normal-Day
On Offer: Yes
Level: Postgraduate
Faculty/School: Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies
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Session options: Semester 2, Summer Main
Versions for this Unit:
Campus: Camperdown/Darlington
Pre-Requisites: None.
Co-Requisites: ITLS5000 (or TPTM5001) or ITLS5100 (or TPTM6241)
Prohibitions: TPTM6180.
Brief Handbook Description: The efficient and effective management, display and analysis of spatial information are integral skills for contemporary transportation, logistics and infrastructure professionals. Meeting these requirements has been revolutionised by the development of Geographical Information Systems (GIS). This unit introduces students to the theory and practice of GIS, with a particular focus on applications in transportation, logistics and infrastructure management. The unit begins by introducing students to the 'building blocks' of GIS systems, including data structures, relational databases, spatial queries and analysis. We then focus on sources of spatial data including GPS, remote sensing, and web-based sources highlighting both the potential and challenges associated with integrating each data source within a GIS environment. The unit then takes a hands-on focus, using the latest GIS software to analyse several problems of interest (e.g., establishing demand for a new rail/bus service, planning a routing and scheduling service for a delivery firm, or identifying aircraft noise violations around an airport). Students completing the unit will be able to conduct and evaluate a GIS case study in terms of implementation of a data model, the use of appropriate GIS tools and techniques, benefits and barriers of the implemented system, and how the system could be improved. This unit will appeal to all students interested in the spatial impact of decision-making.
Assumed Knowledge: This unit assumes no prior knowledge of GIS; the unit is hands-on involving the use of software, which students will be trained in using.
Timetable: ITLS6107 Timetable
T&L Activities: Lectures: Please go to Blackboard for class times and locations

Practical Work:
Assessment Description: 1. Academic Honesty - Compulsory || Wgt=0 || Due=Week 4] 2. GIS Homework Exercises [Type=Assignment - written - Individual - Compulsory|| PLOs=2, 3 || Length=2500 || Wgt=25 || Due=11/04/2014 || Closing=11/04/2014] 3. GIS Major Project [Type=Assignment - written - Both - Compulsory|| PLOs=2, 3, 5 || Length=3500 || Wgt=35 || Due=16/05/2014 || Closing=16/05/2014] 4. Project Presentation [Type=Presentation - oral - Both - Compulsory|| PLOs=4, 5 || Length=15 min || Wgt=15 || Due=22/05/2014 || Closing=22/05/2014] 5. Final Exam [Type=Final Exam - written - Individual - Compulsory|| PLOs=1, 3 || Length=Two hours || Wgt=25 || Due=final_exam_period || Closing=final_exam_period]

Course Relations

The following is a list of courses which have added this Unit to their structure.

Course Year(s) Offered
Graduate Certificate in Transport 2020
Graduate Diploma in Transport 2020
Graduate Diploma in Complex Systems 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Master of Complex Systems 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Master of Data Science 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Master of Transport 2020

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