Geographic Information Systems Subject regulations

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is widely used by industry because it is a framework for storing, mapping and analysing information on land and water. Physical and human geography students, as well as ecology and population study students, are quick to identify the importance of GIS knowledge for employment.

GIS is available as a minor.

To complete a minor in GIS, students must complete 60 points, including 15 points from COMPX101, COMPX102, DATAX111, DATAX121 or DATAX221; 30 points from EARTH251, GEOGY228, POPST201 or ENVPL309; and GEOGY328.

Geographic Information Systems papers

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COMPX101 Introduction to Programming right arrow

This paper introduces computer programming in C# - the exciting challenge of creating software and designing artificial worlds within the computer...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Online) & 24B (Hamilton) & 24B (Secondary School - Unistart)
COMPX102 Object-Oriented Programming right arrow

This paper builds on introductory programming experience, and assumes a knowledge of basic programming techniques, which it expands on particularly...

15 24B (Hamilton) & 24B (Secondary School - Unistart) & 24B (Tauranga) & 24H (Hamilton)
DATAX111 Statistics for Science right arrow

An introductory paper in statistics that uses Microsoft Excel. Topics include the collection and presentation of data, basic principles of...

15 24B (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga)
DATAX121 Introduction to Statistical Methods right arrow

An introduction to statistical data collection and analysis. Topics include general principles for statistical problem solving; some practical...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Secondary School - Unistart)
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DATAX221 Statistical Data Analysis right arrow

This paper introduces students to the R programming language which is used to investigate a collection of real data sets. Analysis of variance...

15 24A (Hamilton)
EARTH251 Applied Earth Sciences right arrow

A field-based paper involving data collection and spatial analysis across several Earth Science sub-disciplines to determine the processes operating...

15 24A (Hamilton)
GEOGY228 Introduction to Geographical Information Systems and Big Data right arrow

GIS and big data are revolutionising the application of Geography in the job market. This paper provides foundational knowledge in digital Geography...

15 24A (Hamilton)
POPST201 Population Studies right arrow

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the multidisciplinary field of Population Studies. Students will develop a sound understanding...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Online)
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ENVPL309 Urban Spatial Analysis right arrow

This paper will provide students with hands-on spatial analytical skills for environmental planning practice in an urban context. Students will...

15 24B (Hamilton)
GEOGY328 Geographical Information Systems right arrow

GIS is used widely in a range of industries and government agencies, and graduates competent in GIS are sort after for employment. This paper is...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Online)
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2024 Catalogue of Papers information current as of 24 May 2024 01:00am