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Geocomputation (Module)

Module description

This course is intended to serve as a conceptual and practical foundation for the Spatial Analysis module in Term 2; however, the course will also be of interest to students who wish to understand and employ computational tools in their own research practice (e.g. in the IGS and post-graduation).  It is intended that the methods covered be relevant to both human and physical geography students.  Likely topics covered will be: Introducing computational techniques, reading data, checking and filtering data, visualising data, aggregating data, distributions in data, looking for relationships, looking for differences and making a map without GIS.

*Please note that module information is indicative and may change from year to year.

Staff information

James Millington; Jon Reades

Teaching pattern

The module is structured into ten one-hour lectures, each accompanied by a three-hour practical, that covers different computational concepts and their application.

Module assessment - more information

1 coursework (65%); 2 x online quizzes (10% each); 1 executable code assessment (15%)

Key information

Module code 5SSG2059

Credit level 5

Assessment coursework

Credit value 15 credits

Semester Semester 1 (autumn)

Study abroad module No