Postgraduate Courses in Geographical Information Systems


Welcome to the UNIGIS Moodle server.  Here you can find access to all of the course materials for the different pathways on the UNIGIS UK Programme.

On login in you will be directly linked to all the units (modules) you are registered for.  All units have the same basic presentation format - the front page identifies (i) the unit learning outcomes and (ii) any assignment details.  Each unit is delivered in a topic by topic format, much like a series of book chapters, and in each topic or section there is a separate reader document as well as a range of supporting materials.  These materials include both formative and summative assessments as well as a diverse range of links to screencasts, webpages, and other external resources. 

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  • This is a programme wide discussion forum where everyone on the UNIGIS course can pose, and answer, any queries they may have or discuss any general issue(s) related to GIS.  It is an opportunity to share stories and/or experiences in working with GIS between members of the UNIGIS UK group. Any points of information from the UNIGIS team, or announcements of potential interest to all students will be issued here.  Any unit-specific queries should be directed to the relevant unit forum.

  • Presentations, resources and links to support students inducting on the UNIGIS programme

  • Presentations, resources and links to support students inducting on the UNIGIS programme

  • Presentations, resources and links to support students inducting on the UNIGIS programme

  • Programme details and taught postgraduate regulations (2016-17) are presented here together with the most recent External Examiners reports for the programme.

  • Programme details and taught postgraduate regulations (2015-16) are presented here together with the most recent External Examiners reports for the programme.

  • List of units (modules) available during the 2016-17 academic session and their scheduled timetable

  • List of units (modules) available during the 2015-16 academic session and their scheduled timetable.

  • List of units (modules) available during the 2014-15 academic session and their scheduled timetable.

  • Questions and Answers is a programme wide discussion forum where everyone on the UNIGIS course can pose, and answer, any queries they may have or discuss any general issue(s) related to GIS.  It is an opportunity to share stories and/or experiences in working with GIS between members of the UNIGIS UK group

  • This unit deals with core concepts of GIS, relating to the representation, analysis and visualisation of geographical information

  • This unit deals with core concepts of GIS, relating to the representation, analysis and visualisation of geographical information

  • This unit deals with core concepts of GIS, relating to the representation, analysis and visualisation of geographical information

  • Spatial data is key to any GIS project.  This unit investigates how spatial data is sourced and assessed against recognised standards.

  • Spatial data is key to any GIS project.  This unit investigates how spatial data is sourced and assessed against recognised standards.

  • This unit aims to provide students with a thorough understanding of database design and implementation and also highlight their importance (and limitations) in the context of GIS.

  • This unit aims to provide students with a thorough understanding of database design and implementation and also highlight their importance (and limitations) in the context of GIS.

  • The concepts, theories and methods behind the application of GIS are examined in detail.  The unit explores research design, data analysis, and interpretation and presentation.  Special focus is given to methods of spatial analysis and their implementation using GIS software

  • The concepts, theories and methods behind the application of GIS are examined in detail.  The unit explores research design, data analysis, and interpretation and presentation.  Special focus is given to methods of spatial analysis and their implementation using GIS software

  • This unit discusses the most vibrant and rapidly developing area of geospatial technology. Desktop GIS packages are increasingly looking like the specialist packages for serious users that, in truth, they always were. Now, for the very large majority of people who really only want to look at the location of things, we can offer WebGIS systems that deliver what they need directly into their web-browsers. This unit explains the concepts and methods of Internet GIS, development and its applications. Key elements of the curriculum include: From Desktop to Distributed GI Services; Technologies in Distributed GIS; Building the GeoWeb; Tutorials.

  • This unit discusses the most vibrant and rapidly developing area of geospatial technology. Desktop GIS packages are increasingly looking like the specialist packages for serious users that, in truth, they always were. Now, for the very large majority of people who really only want to look at the location of things, we can offer WebGIS systems that deliver what they need directly into their web-browsers. This unit explains the concepts and methods of Internet GIS, development and its applications. Key elements of the curriculum include: From Desktop to Distributed GI Services; Technologies in Distributed GIS; Building the GeoWeb; Tutorials.

  • This unit deals with the numerous ways that GIS and Remote Sensing can support environmental research and environmental applications. Themes dealing with Eco Services, Environmental Pollution, Physical Environmental Proxies and Modelling for Bionomics are covered.

  • This unit deals with the numerous ways that GIS and Remote Sensing can support environmental research and environmental applications. Themes dealing with Eco Services, Environmental Pollution, Physical Environmental Proxies and Modelling for Bionomics are covered.

  • This unit deals with the numerous ways that GIS and Remote Sensing can support environmental research and environmental applications. Themes dealing with Eco Services, Environmental Pollution, Physical Environmental Proxies and Modelling for Bionomics are covered.

  • This unit provides students with an introduction to the principles of remote sensing and explores its role in data gathering/information extraction for GIS applications.  Key elements of the curriculum include: Principles of Remote Sensing; Satellite Systems; Quantitative Data; GIS Integration.

  • This unit provides students with an introduction to the principles of remote sensing and explores its role in data gathering/information extraction for GIS applications.  Key elements of the curriculum include: Principles of Remote Sensing; Satellite Systems; Quantitative Data; GIS Integration.

  • This unit provides students with an introduction to the principles of remote sensing and explores its role in data gathering/information extraction for GIS applications.  Key elements of the curriculum include: Principles of Remote Sensing; Satellite Systems; Quantitative Data; GIS Integration.

  • This unit introduces case study examples of how GIS can be used in social applications and seeks to critically evaluate their potential value.

  • This unit introduces case study examples of how GIS can be used in social applications and seeks to critically evaluate their potential value.

    Guest access: 2015-16: Social Applications of GIS
  • This unit introduces case study examples of how GIS can be used in social applications and seeks to critically evaluate their potential value.

  • This unit aims to develop your geospatial skills in building enterprise oriented databases (e.g. geo-database and server) and creating application-oriented GIS models through programming.  This unit also helps you to critically evaluate the issues and trends in enterprise GIS and GIS application development from the perspective of software engineering and geospatial technology.  Key elements of the curriculum include: Spatial Databases; Design and Quality; Programming; Tutorials.

  • This unit aims to develop your geospatial skills in building enterprise oriented databases (e.g. geo-database and server) and creating application-oriented GIS models through programming.  This unit also helps you to critically evaluate the issues and trends in enterprise GIS and GIS application development from the perspective of software engineering and geospatial technology.  Key elements of the curriculum include: Spatial Databases; Design and Quality; Programming; Tutorials.

  • List of information and resources to assist you in the Master's research project

  • This portal provides access to abstracts for past MSc submissions. Students thinking about potential topics and possible ideas for their MSc Dissertations will find it a useful resource.

  • Template area for Unit Evaluation Questionnaires

  • UNIGIS Staff can find forms, documentation, and other resources related to the teaching programme here


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