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CSMM143 - GIS For Surveyors (2019)

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MODULE TITLEGIS For Surveyors CREDIT VALUE15
MODULE CODECSMM143 MODULE CONVENER Neill Wood V.R., A.R.S.M., F.H.E.A. (Coordinator)
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS 11 0 0
Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated) 18
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content

GIS has become an increasingly important tool for the representation and analysis of spatial data. This module aims to introduce you to the concept of GIS and then gives you the opportunity to develop that understanding through several practical exercises in which you will collect survey data and then use GIS as an aid to data interpretation. The required prior knowledge of surveying will have been taught in preceding modules. The skills and techniques learnt on this module are likely to be of use for the subsequent dissertation as well as in your career as a surveyor.

 

AIMS - intentions of the module

The module aims to give candidates an overview of GIS as a tool to support surveying, with specific skills relating to data input and geo-referencing.

 

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILOs) (see assessment section below for how ILOs will be assessed)

On successful completion of this module, you should be able to:

 

Module Specific Skills and Knowledge:

1. Acquire and geo-reference data for GIS use;

2. Represent and correlate multiple spatial data sets of varying natures.

 

Discipline Specific Skills and Knowledge:

3. Collect, compile and format data for subsequent processing;

4. Recognise and accommodate issues of accuracy and projection when managing geo-referenced data.

 

Personal and Key Transferable / Employment Skills and Knowledge:

5. Create graphical representations of geo-referenced data sets;

6. Exhibit group working skills, functioning as a member of a small survey team.

 

SYLLABUS PLAN - summary of the structure and academic content of the module

Lectures and practical sessions:

- Introduction to basic concepts;

- Data collection and preparation;

- Data input and geo-referencing;

- 3D data;

- Layering data and editing.

 

LEARNING AND TEACHING
LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS (given in hours of study time)
Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities 36.00 Guided Independent Study 114.00 Placement / Study Abroad 0.00
DETAILS OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS
Category Hours of study time Description
Scheduled learning and teaching activities 6 Formal lectures
Scheduled learning and teaching activities 30 Practical workshops, guided group working
Guided independent study 114 Self study developed from the workshops

 

ASSESSMENT
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT - for feedback and development purposes; does not count towards module grade
Form of Assessment Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method
Observation of practical work Approx 1 hour 1-6 Verbal on the spot

 

SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
Coursework 100 Written Exams 0 Practical Exams 0
DETAILS OF SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
Form of Assessment % of Credit Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method
Small scale processing write-up 40 Approx. 4 sides of A4 plus electronic GIS worksheet 1-5 Written
Survey write-up 60 Approx. 8 sides of A4 plus electronic GIS worksheet 1-5 Written

 

DETAILS OF RE-ASSESSMENT (where required by referral or deferral)
Original Form of Assessment Form of Re-assessment ILOs Re-assessed Time Scale for Re-assessment
Survey write-up Alternative Survey write-up 1-5 August Ref/Def Period

 

RE-ASSESSMENT NOTES

Re-assessment will be conducted on the same basis as the original assessment.

 

RESOURCES
INDICATIVE LEARNING RESOURCES - The following list is offered as an indication of the type & level of
information that you are expected to consult. Further guidance will be provided by the Module Convener

ELE: http://vle.exeter.ac.uk/

 

Web based and Electronic Resources:

http://www.bluemarblegeo.com/index.php

 

Reading list for this module:

Type Author Title Edition Publisher Year ISBN Search
Set Giles Foody & Peter Atkinson (Edited by) Uncertainty in Remote Sensing and GIS Wiley 0-470-84408-6 [Library]
Set David O'Sullivan & David Unwin Geographics Information Analysis Wiley 0-471-21176-1 [Library]
Set Schuurman Nadine GIS A Short Introduction Blackwell 0-631-23533-7 [Library]
Set Xuan Zhu GIS for Environmental Applications – A Practical Approach Routledge 978-0-415-82907-6 [Library]
CREDIT VALUE 15 ECTS VALUE 7.5
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES CSMM134
CO-REQUISITE MODULES
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) 7 AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Thursday 06 July 2017 LAST REVISION DATE Monday 22 October 2018
KEY WORDS SEARCH Surveying; geomatics; GIS.