GEOGY538

Automated Spatial Analysis using Geographic Information Systems

Automated GIS, using programming or scripts, are extremely powerful compared to the 'point and click' environment, and are the most practical method for the spatial analysis of large data sets. GIS professionals are expected have the skills to write their own scripts, as well as execute and manipulate existing scripts. In this paper, students are introduced to programming with Python and using the ArcPy library. No prior experience in programming is required, and students will quickly learn to automate GIS analysis. Students are given the opportunity to develop GIS scripts for their own choice of application. This paper is required for the graduate specialisation in GIS.

Automated GIS, using programming or scripts, are extremely powerful compared to the 'point and click' environment, and are the most practical method for the spatial analysis of large data sets. GIS professionals are expected have the skills to write their own scripts, as well as execute and manipulate existing scripts. In this paper, students are introduced to programming with Python and using the ArcPy library. No prior experience in programming is required, and students will quickly learn to automate GIS analysis. Students are given the opportunity to develop GIS scripts for their own choice of application. This paper is required for the graduate specialisation in GIS.

Paper Information

Points: 15.0
Prerequisite(s): GEOG328 or GEOGY328 or GEOG558 or GEOGY558
Internal assessment / examination: 100:0
Restriction(s): GEOG538

Trimesters and Locations

Occurrence Code When taught Where taught
21X (BLK)X Teaching period : 5 Jul 2021 - 21 Nov 2021 Block

Timetabled Lectures

The Timetable for 2021 is not available.


Indicative Fees

Fees for 2021 are not yet available.


Paper Outlines

The following 2020 paper outlines are available for GEOGY538. Please contact the Faculty or School office for details on 2021 outlines.

Additional Information

Available Subjects:  Computer Science | Environmental Planning | Geography | Security and Crime Science | Population Studies and Demography

Other available years: Automated Spatial Analysis using Geographic Information Systems - GEOGY538 (2020) , Automated Spatial Analysis using Geographic Information Systems - GEOGY538 (2019)

Paper details current as of : 1 October 2020 10:19am
Indicative fees current as of : 4 June 2020 3:25pm

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