Mining and Minerals Engineering

CSM3363 - GIS for Renewable Energy (2011)

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MODULE TITLEGIS for Renewable Energy CREDIT VALUE10
MODULE CODECSM3363 MODULE CONVENERMr. Martyn Haywood (Coordinator), Ken O'Brien
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS
Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated)
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content
AIMS - intentions of the module
To relay essential concepts relating to geographical information systems such that candidates can use GIS software independently, efficiently and meaningfully in support of resource assessment and site identification studies for renewable energy projects.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILOs) (see assessment section below for how ILOs will be assessed)
SYLLABUS PLAN - summary of the structure and academic content of the module
• Week 1 • Lecture topics: • Introduction: What is a GIS? • Example applications of GIS • Coordinate systems and projections • Scale generalisation and geo-referencing • Representing the real world using spatial data. I • Representing the real world using spatial data. II • Sources of spatial data • Terrain analysis and assessment • Spatial data analysis and prediction • Spatial statistics • MapInfo Workshops: • Installation • MapInfo definitions • Open existing tables • Creating new tables • Drawing objects on a map • Raster coverages • Universal translation of file formats • Spatial queries • Table menu functionality • Changing options and preferences • Creating and using layouts • Tool manager
LEARNING AND TEACHING
LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS (given in hours of study time)
Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities Guided Independent Study Placement / Study Abroad
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ASSESSMENT
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT - for feedback and development purposes; does not count towards module grade
SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
Coursework 100 Written Exams 0 Practical Exams
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DETAILS OF RE-ASSESSMENT (where required by referral or deferral)
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CREDIT VALUE 10 ECTS VALUE 5
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES CSM1253
CO-REQUISITE MODULES
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) 3 (NQF Level 6) AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Thursday 15 December 2011 LAST REVISION DATE Thursday 15 December 2011
KEY WORDS SEARCH None Defined