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Geographic Information System Assessment three:  Spatial Analysis Workflow Project (50%)

地理信息系统代写 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),

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.

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.

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: 地理信息系统代写

Reitsma, F. (2020). How to Solve GIS Challenges.  https://www.gisproblemsolving.com/

SectionWhat to doWhat to include in your portfolioMax Length
Background ResearchStudy the project question.  Identify any existing geographic information resources that address this topic (e.g. in different geographic locations) or similar topics?  Review the research literature for this and related topics to understand the latest analysis methods that are applied to problems of this kind.Learn about the topic.Summarise the background, previous approaches that have been applied to this and similar/related problems (up to 1000 words).  Make sure you reference materials you have used appropriately and avoid plagiarism.1000 words
Scope your projectConsider whether you need to refine the question For example, clearly define the geographic area covered – if Auckland, how do you define Auckland?  What are the geometric extents?  How do you define the topic covered (e.g. if poverty, what is your definition?)?Explain the scope of your question, the main variables you will be using in your solution, and any assumptions you will be making.250 words
Identify data needsIdentify 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:Data in geographic data formats (e.g. shape file).Data in a geospatial database.Web services (e.g. WMS, WFS).Data from text sources (e.g. you can cut/paste/scrape from a web source, or obtain text data from some other source).Social media or crowdsourced data.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.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 variables.Describe the data quality, its implications and any impact it might have on your analysis.Discuss any privacy and ethical issues and implications.Include screen dump/s showing the data added to a map in QGIS.500 words
Perform analysisConsider the range of possible methods for analysis of the data in order to answer the project question.Select the most appropriate methods and perform the analysis using QGIS or other plug ins (other open source tools may also be used).Discuss your selection of analysis methods.  Which did you select and why?  Use references to support your selection.  What were the alternatives and why didn’t 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.625 words
Produce geo-visualisationConsider the range of possible options for visualising the data to answer the project question.Select the most appropriate methods and perform the visualisation using QGIS.Discuss your selection of analysis methods.  Which did you select and why?  Use references to support your selection.  What were the alternatives and why didn’t you use those?  Discuss the issues covered in the lectures 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.625 words
Outcome and Issues Answer your project question and explain how the analysis enables you to arrive at your answer.500 words
ReflectionConsider how successful your workflow was.Discuss any issues that arose during your project.  What problems did you encounter and how did you solve them?  What would do differently next time?500 words
Total  4000 words
PosterDesign a poster that summarises and highlights the key aspects of your analysis and visualisation, and your key findings.A poster summarising your project with graphics (showing your analysis and geovisualisation) with text that can be read from a distance of 1m (if hung on a wall).  A0 paper size
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Your portfolio will be marked using the following criteria: 地理信息系统代写

Marking CriteriaMarks 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 relevant to the project question.10
3. Selection of appropriate data sources and evidence that students understand the use of data to answer the project question.10
4. Evidence of understanding of data quality, privacy and ethical issues in regard to the project question.5
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 to the project question.17
7. Evidence that the students have thought through the material at a deep level and drawn conclusions based on evidence from the research or well-reasoned arguments based on academic research/best practice.10
8. Clear written presentation style.5
9. Graphics and presentation style (particularly for the poster).10
10. Clearly and logically presented content.5
TOTAL100

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 地理信息系统代写

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.

Refer to http://owll.massey.ac.nz/referencing/apa-style.php for detailed information and help with citations and referencing.

Presentation of written work

  • All written work must be submitted on A4 (21 cm x 29.7 cm) sized paper setting unless otherwise specified.
  • Use .doc, .docx, .txt or .pdf formats.
  • Include a cover page with your full name and student number, the title, course coordinator, the course, assignment number and course title.

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