Terrain Analysis and Digital Mapping

Module code: 846F8
Level 7 (Masters)
30 credits in autumn semester
Teaching method: Workshop
Assessment modes: Coursework

Visualisation, interpretation and synthesis of spatial datasets is an essential requirement of geomorphological assessment.

In this module, you'll learn:

  • the various sources of remote sensing and digital mapping data
  • software and interpretation methods
  • thematic map outputs typically required of commercial projects.

Project work will comprise of collation, processing and terrain analysis for a site of interest in the world, including terrestrial and subsea terrain.

Module learning outcomes

  • Visualise, interpret and synthesise spatial datasets depicting terrain conditions.
  • Summarise and evaluate the methods, problems and applicibility of terrain analysis and digital mapping techniques.
  • Interpret the geomorphological processes that have shaped terrains and deposited sediments on it at a variety of spatial and temporal scales.
  • Assess specific examples of terrain conditions through mapping and report writing.