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Capstone Experience Course
12 credits


Capstone project in geospatial data science

Each student must undertake a project as a demonstration of his/her competence in geospatial data science. The data and materials for this project can originate from an internship, or from relevant work experience at the student's current employer. The Department of Geography will work with each student individually to determine the best mechanism for obtaining the necessary data and experience. Under the direction of a faculty advisor, the student will prepare a project report which shall contain an explanation of the requirements for the work, a technical account of the activities undertaken, including a literature review, a description of the methods and approaches taken, a critical discussion of the results obtained, along with conclusions and recommendations developed from the project. The final project will consist of a full geospatial data analysis report and each student will need to give a presentation of a specific topic on using geospatial data to analysis climate, environmental, economic and social issues. This will enable the student to present potential employers with a portfolio containing an example of their ability to collect and analysis geospatial data on a project and will show that they understand how to apply the geospatial data to solve real world problems.

Assessment: 100% coursework

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