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1 Bachelor of Geospatial Science Inaugural intake 2015 Aleen Prasad and Dr Nick Rollings Geospatial Science Unit School of Geography, Earth Science and Environment The University of the South Pacific Geospatial Science at USP a)geospatial Developer Stream I am interested in the Bachelor data, Geospatial how we capture Science it, how we assure its quality and in developing Geospatial the databases Analyst and information systems we use to manage, manipulate Geospatial and Developer deliver it, both the data itself and as maps or visualizations Major in Geospatial Science b)geospatial Analyst stream Diploma Geospatial Science "I am interested in applying geospatial science and technologies to perform geospatial analyses for problem-solving, capturing data and communicating information through geovisualizations including Certificate Geospatial Science web-based maps." Field Survey Core GIS Geospatial Remote Mapping Spatial Databases Sensing I am interested in a career outside of geospatial science Cartography Analysis Programming Image but I would like a good grounding in geospatial science Interpretation to complement my chosen career. Foundations of Geospatial Science c) Major in Geospatial Science 1

2 Course GS100 Techniques and Methods in Geography IS104 Scientific Computing GS101 Geospatial Information Systems GS200 Quantitative Methods in Geospatial Science GS201 Geographic Information Systems 1 GS211 Remote Sensing 1 GS231 Geovisualisation and Cartography GS300 Pacific Islands Field Techniques and Methods GS301 Geographic Information Systems 2 GS311 Remote Sensing 2 GS350 Geospatial Analytics Details Maps, field measurement, survey, social survey, statistics, report writing Introduction to computer programming for noncomputer scientists using Python. Investigate geographic data with Python, databases, web databases, plotting data. GI Science perspective. OOP, libraries. Data collection, handling and analysis, spatial statistics, numerical methods Core GIS, data models, data collection, map projections, databases, analysis and apps Principles of remote sensing, satellite and airborne imagery, multispectral and hyperspectral, enhancement and analysis Mapping and cartography, geovisualisation, internet mapservers, geodatabases Field surveying, sampling, GPS mapping, geodesy, geodatabases, data analysis Vector and raster spatial analysis, geodatabases, Internet and Cloud GIS Enhancement and interpretation of high resolution image data, UAV s, Lidar, Feature extraction, integration with GIS Specific Project with Industry attachment Bachelor in Geospatial Science: Geospatial Developer Year 1 IS104 Scientific Computing UU114 English for Academic Purposes GS100 Methods & Techniques in Geography LM113 Introduction to Geomatics ST130 Introduction to Statistics GS101Geospatial Information Systems GE101 Physical Geography GE102 Human Geography Year 2 UU200 Ethics and Governance UU204 Pacific Worlds GS200 Geospatial Data Analysis GS211 Remote Sensing 1 GS201 Geographic Information Systems 1 GS231 Geovisualisation and Cartography IS222 Database Management Systems IS224 Advanced DB Management Systems Year 3 GS300 Pac Is Field Techniques and Methods SC356 Research Skills GS301 Geographic Information Systems 2 GS350 Geospatial Analytics GS311 Remote Sensing II IS323 Info Systems Analysis and Design IS333 Project Management IS328 Data Mining 2

3 Year 1 IS104 Scientific Computing UU114 English for Academic Purposes GS100 Methods & Techniques in Geography LM113 Introduction to Geomatics ST130 Introduction to Statistics GS101Geospatial Information Systems GE101 Physical Geography GE102 Human Geography Year 2 UU200 Ethics and Governance UU204 Pacific Worlds GS200 Geospatial Data Analysis GS211 Remote Sensing 1 GS201 Geographic Information Systems 1 GS231 Geovisualisation and Cartography One of GE202, GE205 One of GE201, GE203, GE207, ES203 Year 3 GS300 Pac Is Field Techniques and Methods SC356 Research Skills GS301 Geographic Information Systems 2 GS350 Geospatial Analytics Any two of GS311, GE301, ES301, ES302, ES303, GE303, GE304 Bachelor in Geospatial Science: Geospatial Analyst Any two of GE302, GE304, GE306, ES301, ES302, ES303 Geospatial Science at USP 2015 Approx 70 students enrolled in geospatial awards Program Major1 or Major (No of Students) Bachelor of Arts Geospatial Science 6 Bachelor of Commerce Geospatial Science 13 Bachelor of Geospatial Science Geospatial Science 33 Bachelor of Science Geospatial Science 16 Course Grand Total 68 Number of Code Course FTES Students GEOGRAPHY TECHIQUES & GS100 METHODS GEOSPATIAL INFORMATION GS101 SYSTEMS GS201 GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYS I GS211 REMOTE SENSING I GS301 GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYS II GS350 PROJECT IN GEOSPATIAL SCIENCE GS Bachelor GS 14 Double Major GS * 9 LM GS * 1 PS GS * 2 GE GS * 2 GS IS Table 1 Enrolment in Programme with Geospatial Science Table 2 Enrolment in Geospatial Science Courses 3

4 Major in Geospatial Science Professional Certification of Graduates Year 1 IS104 Scientific Computing UU114 English for Academic Purposes GS100 Methods & Techniques in Geography GS101Geospatial Information Systems Geospatial Developer Stream & Geospatial Analyst stream Both satisfy the educational requirements Year 2 for Professional Certification under the Surveying Semester and 1Spatial Sciences Institute of Semester Australia 2 (SSSI) GISP UU200 (AP) Ethics certification and Governance guidelines. UU204 Pacific Worlds GS200 Geospatial Data Analysis GS211 Remote Sensing 1 Major GS201 in Geographic Geospatial Information Science Systems 1 GS231 Geovisualisation and Cartography May satisfy requirements depending on Year what 3 electives students take. GS301 Geographic Information Systems 2 or SC356 Research Skills GS311 Remote Sensing II GS350 Geospatial Analytics Staffing and Equipment Senior Lecturer John Lowry Associate Professor Dr Nick Rollings Lecturer Nathan Wales Professional Officer - new (teaching support and technical assistance) Duplication of GIS Laboratory (new building, two labs, student spaces) Equipment budget 4

5 JOURNEY INTO GS101: GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMAATION SYSTEM 2015 MOODLE 5

6 STUDY MODULES REFLECTION 6

7 QUIZ ASSESMENT LIBRARY SELFIE AND BOOK RESEARCH FOR ASSIGNMENT 1 7

8 CALULATION OF TREE HEIGHT USING CALIBRATED PACES AND TREE ANGLE CALULATION OF TREE HEIGHT USING CALIBRATED PACES AND TREE ANGLE 8

9 TRAVERSE DATA COLLECTION USING BEARING AND DISTANCE MARKING OF TRAVERSE POINTS 9

10 TRAVERSE FIELD WORK 10

11 PLOTTING TREES ON TRAVERSE WITH PYTHON 11

12 SQLite Databases 12

13 CLASS ACTIVITY FOR SPATIAL ANALYSIS CLASS ACTIVITY FOR SPATIAL ANALYSIS 13

14 PLOTTING SPATIAL ANALYSIS OF MIMOSA PLANTS USE OF DRONES TO LEARN ABOUT FLIGHT PLANNING AND ACQUIRE IMAGERY 14

15 GS101 FAMILY WE MADE IT THROUGH!!!!! 15

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