Geomatics for Geographers


This course will teach the fundamentals of GPS, GIS and Remote Sensing. The main aim is to enable the student to be proficient in the creation of digital maps by the familiarisation of basic geomatic techniques.

Simple spatial analysis is considered towards the end of the course to educate students to the potential analyses suitable for dissertation topics. 


  • 12 Hours of Lectures
  • 4 Hours of Computer Practicals


  • One project (1000-word equivalent) (33%): This will examine learning outcomes 2 and 3 and will be distributed at the first practical class. The student will need to produce a map of an area of their choosing using data downloaded from the internet.
  • One formal examination (1 hour) (67%): The examination will consist of 15 short answer questions (10 to be answered) to test understanding of learning outcome 1.

Key skills

This module is about providing a core skill (GIS) demanded by most employers who recruit graduates in the environmental sector.