School Of Social Sciences

Tourism and Recreation Planning Information SystemsWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 400366.1


Student Contribution Band: 3

Level: 7

Credit Points: 10

About this Unit
This unit integrates tourism and recreation planning with the use of geographic information systems (GIS). It introduces GIS principles and develops database management and mapping and spatial analysis skills. No previous GIS experience is assumed. It examines the application of GIS to sustainable tourism planning and research. Research methods are stressed through the collection of field data and the critical examination of the representation of places through GIS and the World Wide Web. Problems of strategic environmental assessment and social impacts of development are addressed. The unit involves a problem-oriented approach, workshops, computer laboratory sessions, fieldwork, group work and presentations.

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