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Study Geographic Information Systems at Otago

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Overview

Geographic Information Systems looks at how spatial information (data detailing the topographical position of objects), is captured, integrated, modelled and visualised. This includes areas such as satellite remote sensing, photographic techniques and Global Positioning Systems (GPS) along with information science.

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Contact details

Dr Antoni Moore
Tel 64 3 479 7589
Fax 64 3 479 7686

Email tony.moore@otago.ac.nz
Website Applied Science programme

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Qualifications

Papers

See the full list of Surveying (SURV) papers.

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Programme Requirements

Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc) majoring in Geographic Information Systems

Year Papers Points
100-level

COMP 101 Foundations of Information Systems

COMP 160  General Programming

MATH 160  Mathematics 1, or MATH 170  Mathematics 2

SURV 102 Geospatial Science

At least one of COMP 150 (recommended), GEOG 101, GEOG 102, STAT 110, SURV 101, ENGL 228

18

18

18

18

18

200-level

INFO 201 Developing Information Systems 1

INFO 202 Developing Information Systems 2

SURV 208  Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

At least one 200-level GEOG or SURV paper

18

18

18

18

Above 200-level

SURV 309  Introduction to Remote Sensing Technologies

SURV 319  Spatial Algorithms and Programming

SURV 411  Spatial Analysis and Modelling

At least one further 300-level GEOG or SURV paper

18

18

18

18

Plus

126 further points, including either requirements for an approved minor or approved second major subject or other approved papers

126

Total   360

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Bachelor of Applied Science with Honours (BAppSc(Hons)) in Geographic Information Systems

Papers

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Master of Applied Science (MAppSc) in Geographic Information Systems

Papers
  • SURV 509  Introduction to Remote Sensing Technologies

  • SURV 511  Advanced Spatial Analysis and Modelling

  • SURV 512  Geovisualisation and Cartography

  • SURV 513  Resource Mapping and Image Processing

  • SURV 519  Spatial Analysis and Programming

  • Two further approved 400-level papers

  • APPS 597 Supervised Independent Study or APPS 598 Workplace-based Project

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Master of Science (MSc) in Geographic Information Systems

Papers and Thesis
  • GEOG 495  Master's Thesis Preparation

  • Four papers from:
    • SURV 509  Introduction to Remote Sensing Technologies
    • SURV 511  Advanced Spatial Analysis and Modelling
    • SURV 512  Geovisualisation and Cartography
    • SURV 513  Resource Mapping and Image Processing
    • SURV 519  Spatial Analysis and Programming
    • and/or other 400- or 500-level papers approved by the Programme Director

  • Thesis: GISS 5

    Note: The papers are normally taken before undertaking the thesis.

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Minor Subject Requirements

Geographic Information Systems as a minor subject for a BA, MusB, BPA, BTheol, BSc, BAppSc, BCom, BHealSc, or BASc degree

Available as a minor subject for a Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Music (MusB), Bachelor of Performing Arts (BPA), Bachelor of Theology (BTheol), Bachelor of Science (BSc), Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc), Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), Bachelor of Health Science (BHealSc), or Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc) degree

Level Papers Points
100-level SURV 102  Geospatial Science

18

200-level SURV 208  Introduction to Geographic Information Systems 18
Above 200-level

SURV 309  Introduction to Remote Sensing Technologies

SURV 319  Spatial Analysis and Programming

SURV 411  Advanced Spatial Analysis and Modelling

18

18

18

Total   90

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