ENVL 2001 Analysis of Spatial Data

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 101646

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Description The making and the use of maps. This subject involves the critical examination of the way geographical data is produced, analysed, mapped and used to inform both private and public decisions. Natural environment, health, accessibility and residential amenity are examples of phenomena that have an important geographical dimension. Policy responses to these phenomena need to be specific with regard to locations and places. Geographic information systems software and census will be used to produce maps based on the analysis and interpretation of data relating to the student's field of interest.

School Social Sciences

Discipline Environmental Studies, Not Elsewhere Classified.

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 2 subject

Equivalent Subjects LGYA 7235 - Analysis of Spatial Data


Successful completion of 40 credit points.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  1. Describe and critically analyse geographical information
  2. Apply GIS to the analysis and modelling of social, economic or environmental data
  3. Identify and describe the spatial dimension of issues in the social or environmental sciences

Subject Content

Basic elements and principles of mapping/cartography
Basics of Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Understanding social and environmental spatial databases
Spatial analysis of social data
Modelling urban growth and change within cities
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) applications
Web based mapping for communities
Critical appraisal of spatial information
Spatial dimensions of social indicies


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Type Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Quiz 500 words 25 N Individual
Applied Project 1,000 words 25 N Individual
Applied Project 1,500 words 50 N Individual

Teaching Periods

Spring (2024)

Penrith (Kingswood)


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Parramatta - Victoria Rd


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