Assessment three: (50%) Spatial Analysis Workflow Project For this project, you are required to select from a set of project questions that will be made available by the course coordinator (or you may propose your own question for approval), and then perform a spatial analysis workflow involving obtaining data and conducting mapping, analysis and visualisation. Although in some cases you may be able to find non-spatial datasets to answer these questions, for this assignment, all questions are to be interpreted and resolved spatially. This means that you should be using primarily spatial (georeferenced) data sets, even though those data sets may have attribute information attached to them. This is a topic that can be selected, choose one to complete the report You will be required to submit a portfolio of your work as described in the table below. Your portfolio should consist of: 1. A report (40%) covering the items identified in the table below, including text to the required word count and accompanying images and screen dumps as evidence that you have completed the described analysis. Submit this as a digital file only through Stream. 2. A poster (10%) summarising the content and highlighting the key points, particularly focussing on the analysis you performed and your answer to the project question. Submit this as a digital file (on stream) and also a printed poster (hand in at reception in the Mathematical Sciences building marked ‘Kristin Stock, 159.738’ and your name). If the due date is on a weekend, you can hand the poster in the following Monday, as long as you submit the digital file before the deadline. Here are some poster examples: https://sbice.weebly.com/gis-posters.html Course Guide 1 Please note that I do not have correct answers for the project questions. It is up to you to apply appropriate analysis and visualisation methods and come to a convincing conclusion based on the data and analysis. The following textbook will be helpful in guiding you through the process: Reitsma, F. (2020). How to Solve GIS Challenges. https://www.gisproblemsolving.com/ Course Guide 2 Section What to do What to include in your portfolio Max Length Background Study the project question. Summarise the background, previous approaches that have 1000 words Research Identify any existing geographic information resources that address this been applied to this and similar/related problems (up to topic (e.g. in different geographic locations) or similar topics? 1000 words). Make sure you reference materials you have Review the research literature for this and related topics to understand the used appropriately and avoid plagiarism. latest analysis methods that are applied to problems of this kind. Learn about the topic. Scope your project Consider whether you need to refine the question For example, clearly Explain the scope of your question, the main variables you define the geographic area covered – if Auckland, how do you define will be using in your solution, and any assumptions you will Auckland? What are the geometric extents? How do you define the topic be making. 250 words covered (e.g. if poverty, what is your definition?)? Identify data needs Identify the data that is required to answer the question, and obtain it. You are required to use a range of different data sets, from several different sources and with a range of formats, including at least 3 of the following: • List the data you have used and where you sourced it from including details of the metadata. • Explain any indicators you have used as proxies for other 1. Data in geographic data formats (e.g. shape file). 2. Data in a geospatial database. 3. Web services (e.g. WMS, WFS). 4. Data from text sources (e.g. you can cut/paste/scrape from a web • Discuss any privacy and ethical issues and implications. source, or obtain text data from some other source). • Include screen dump/s showing the data added to a map 5. Social media or crowdsourced data. 500 words variables. • Describe the data quality, its implications and any impact it might have on your analysis. in QGIS. You should aim for at least 10 different basic data layers (before performing analysis on them) as a minimum, but you will probably need a lot more than that to produce a good visualisation, as some background may be required. Perform analysis Course Guide Consider the range of possible methods for analysis of the data in order to • Discuss your selection of analysis methods. Which did 3 625 words answer the project question. you select and why? Use references to support your Select the most appropriate methods and perform the analysis using QGIS selection. What were the alternatives and why didn’t or other plug ins (other open source tools may also be used). you use those? Discuss the issues covered in the lectures that relate to analysis (e.g. raster vs vector, geometry types, accuracy) in relation to your selection. • Include screen dump/s showing your analysis. • Discuss your selection of analysis methods. Which did Produce Consider the range of possible options for visualising the data to answer the geo-visualisation project question. you select and why? Use references to support your Select the most appropriate methods and perform the visualisation using selection. What were the alternatives and why didn’t QGIS. you use those? Discuss the issues covered in the lectures 625 words that relate to map design (e.g. colour selection, visual hierarchy, symbol occlusion, persuasive/manipulative impact, generalisation) in relation to your selection. • Include your final visualisation/s. Outcome • Answer your project question and explain how the and Issues Reflection 500 words analysis enables you to arrive at your answer. Consider how successful your workflow was. Discuss any issues that arose during your project. What 500 words problems did you encounter and how did you solve them? What would do differently next time? Total Poster 4000 words Design a poster that summarises and highlights the key aspects of your A poster summarising your project with graphics (showing analysis and visualisation, and your key findings. your analysis and geovisualisation) with text that can be read from a distance of 1m (if hung on a wall). Course Guide 4 A0 paper size Your portfolio will be marked using the following criteria: Marking Criteria Marks Allocated 1. Evidence that students understand the project question and background. 15 2. Evidence that students have studied a range of materials from different sources that are 10 relevant to the project question. 3. Selection of appropriate data sources and evidence that students understand the use of data 10 to answer the project question. 4. Evidence of understanding of data quality, privacy and ethical issues in regard to the 5 project question. 5. Evidence of understanding of methods for visualisation of geographic data. 13 6. Evidence of understanding of methods for analysis of geographic data that are appropriate 17 to the project question. 7. Evidence that the students have thought through the material at a deep level and drawn 10 conclusions based on evidence from the research or well-reasoned arguments based on academic research/best practice. 8. Clear written presentation style. 5 9. Graphics and presentation style (particularly for the poster). 10 10. Clearly and logically presented content. 5 TOTAL 100 The report and presentation slides are to be uploaded to the Stream site by the due date. Plagiarism is not acceptable, and marks will be deducted. The University uses TurnItIn software, which detects text copied from web sites or other student assignments (including those from other Universities). If you use content from another source (either directly or if you simply use the ideas), you must reference it. A reminder that I am very strict about deadlines for assessment, and there will be a 20% penalty per day for late submission. Reasonable requests for extensions will be considered with evidence, but they must be made before the deadline. References Unless you have strong reasons to use a different system, please use the APA 6 referencing system. This is supported by OWLL, the university learning support website. Course Guide 5 Course Guide 6 Assessment three: (50%) Spatial Analysis Workflow Project For this project, you are required to select from a set of project questions that will be made available by the course coordinator (or you may propose your own question for approval), and then perform a spatial analysis workflow involving obtaining data and conducting mapping, analysis and visualisation. Although in some cases you may be able to find non-spatial datasets to answer these questions, for this assignment, all questions are to be interpreted and resolved spatially. This means that you should be using primarily spatial (georeferenced) data sets, even though those data sets may have attribute information attached to them. This is a topic that can be selected, choose one to complete the report You will be required to submit a portfolio of your work as described in the table below. Your portfolio should consist of: 1. A report (40%) covering the items identified in the table below, including text to the required word count and accompanying images and screen dumps as evidence that you have completed the described analysis. Submit this as a digital file only through Stream. 2. A poster (10%) summarising the content and highlighting the key points, particularly focussing on the analysis you performed and your answer to the project question. Submit this as a digital file (on stream) and also a printed poster (hand in at reception in the Mathematical Sciences building marked ‘Kristin Stock, 159.738’ and your name). If the due date is on a weekend, you can hand the poster in the following Monday, as long as you submit the digital file before the deadline. Here are some poster examples: https://sbice.weebly.com/gis-posters

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