This assessment seeks to not only apply what you have learnt, but also
encourages you to independently develop their GIS and remote sensing skill
Date What you NEED to do…
18-03-2019 Formative Assessment
Deliver a 15-minute conference presentation on your study to
the class and submit a hardcopy of your slides to the module
03-05-2019 Summative Assessment
Submit your manuscript and supplementary map to the module
leader via turn-it-in and email by 14:00.
For this assessment you will produce a manuscript and supplementary map
illustrating the use of Geographic Information Systems and remote sensing for
the purpose of managing natural hazards. Essentially, this task represents an
opportunity for you to develop your data/analytical skills and produce an
original piece of research, making use of the concepts covered over the lecture
series and workshop sessions running on Monday afternoons. For example
maps you are referred to: (i) the Journal of Maps; and (ii) disaster management
maps produced by the NGO ‘Map Action’. These examples highlight the quality
of work you should seek to produce. The manuscript should broadly adhere to
the formatting guidance provided in the author guidelines for the Journal of
Maps. Your choice of topic area should be discussed with the module leader
before finalising your study.
Manuscript length: 2000-2500 words [Worth 50% of the marks]
Map size (when printed): A1 [Worth 50% of the marks]
The structure may vary depending on the nature of your investigation. Below
an indicative report structure is presented:
3. Study area
4. Materials and methods
For further information on formatting your map, please see the ‘Guide to
common errors in map production’ provided by the Journal of Maps:
Further guidance and support for this assessment will be provided in class. You
will have the opportunity to benefit from in-class project time as part of the
contact hours for the module.
Each component will be marked holistically.Marking will be undertaken in
accordance with the PG marking scale presented within Part G of the UoD
Academic Regulations. For more information, please visit the link below:
Failure to complete any assessment related this module may lead to you failing
the module, please see University assessment regulations and guidance:
Formative Assessment opportunities will be provided in-class to help you
improve your academic performance on this module. For more information on
the benefits of formative assessments please follow this link:
Specifically, in this module you will deliver a presentation of your preliminary
findings to the cohort and module leader. This presentation will allow you to get
feedback on your project prior to the submission of the summative components.
You should use this feedback to improve the quality of your work.
A full indicative reading list for the module can be found on course-resources
and is also available via the University library website:
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