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Geographical Information Systems are exciting new technologies that combine elements of geography, computing, natural resource management and spatial decision making. GIS are used in a number of areas, both independently and in conjunction with expertise from other fields, for example:

  1. Analyzing the distribution of disease across a country
  2. Mapping areas of potential erosion damage
  3. Identifying the environmental impacts of the new development
  4. Analyzing census data to direct marketing campaigns
  5. Managing local government housing stock
  6. Recording information about a water company's inventory
  7. Determining demand for new leisure facilities
  8. Planning the route for new transport infrastructure scheme

GIS is an exciting new way to view the world and to make decisions. Although geography plays it part, GIS is not just a combination of geography and computer science, but is a new discipline units own right.

Students can also study GIS with other subjects through combined programs listed below:


Geographical Information Systems (GIS) are exciting new IT applications that combine geography, computing, natural resource management, and spatial decision making. GIS go hand in hand with environmental assessment and management, which requires an understanding of how environmental impacts and aspects vary in space and interact. By studying this degree student will grow to understand the power, versatility and capability of GIS.

Subject Guide
The course covers introduction to GIS; Land Surveying; Cartography; Remote Sensing; Mathematics; Data Analysis; Communication Skills and IT; Law; Environmental Impact Assessment; Fundamental Science and Technology; Geography and Soil Science; Sustainable Technology; Advanced Surveying; Database Management Systems; Digital Elevation Models; Geo-demographics; GIS Modeling Techniques; Principles of Business Management; IT Applications; Environmental Management; Health Safety and Environmental Law; Energy Supply and Distribution; Ecology; Water Management. The course also cover Image Processing; Geo-statistics; Application of GIS; Advanced Data Structures; Integrating Project; Risk Assessment; Contaminated Land and Waste Management; Clean Technology; Energy Efficiency; and Pollution Management and Monitoring.


The planning and design of transport systems demands a myriad of decisions to be made: Where should the proposed transport route go? How many people are likely to use it? Is it economically viable? Are there environmental impacts? What are the current traffic patterns? No matter what the transport system under consideration, GIS is an essential tool utilized by planners to answer such questions.

Graduates will be able to choose from a wide range of careers depending largely on the subjectís studies. Local and central government are installing geographical information systems, as are private companies (Such as water, manufacturing and power companies) - all of whom have transport and environmental responsibilities. For those studying GIS through combined program, the operation of these systems requires system managers with GIS and computer science or public policy/sociology/politics background. Retailers are using Geo-demographics to improve their planning and operations, which often require graduates with expertise in business administration and GIS.

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