GGE 4423


Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering

Course No. and Title:

GGE 4423 Advanced Geographic Information Systems

Credit Value:

Five (5) credit hours

Course Description:

This course is designed to follow on an introductory course in Geographic Information Systems (such as GGE3423: Introduction to GIS); by offering students a deeper understanding on geographic data handling.

The course is designed for students with previous experience in geographic data handling using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and other mapping tools but limited skills in computer programming and data management. The potential students include: senior undergraduate and graduate students as well as professionals with expertise in Geomatics, Geography, Forestry, Earth Sciences, Geology, Education, Archaeology, History, etc. and interest in managing and analyzing geographic data.

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GGE3423 Introduction to GIS or equivalent.  

Course Instructor:

Emmanuel Stefanakis, PhD, PEng.;
Associate Professor in GI Systems and Science;
Editor-In-Chief Cartographica;
Director of Graduate Studies;
Department of Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering;
University of New Brunswick, Canada;  |  |  tel: (506) 4535137

Course Features: Textbook and Online Materials (slide presentations, video lectures (narrations), tutorials).
Course Format: The course is organized into 10 Sessions (or Modules). After Sessions 3, 6, and 9 students will receive an Assignment to get acquainted with the methods and tools taught in the previous sessions.
Course Texts: Textbook: Stefanakis, E., 2014. Geographic Databases and Information Systems. CreateSpace Independent Publ. (available: at UNB Engineering Library; on Amazon $35; or through the instructor $20)
Assignments & Examinations:

The course content is organized in 10 sessions (modules). Sessions 3, 6, and 9 include an Assignment. Hence a total of three (3) Assignments must be carried out by the students. A written exam (paper or online) will be taking place after completion of the 10 sessions. The marking scheme is as follows:

Assignment 1: 15%
Assignment 2: 20%
Assignment 3: 15%
Final exam: 50%

All mid-term exams and final exams for online courses will be invigilated at an approved time and location. Please refer to the Online Exam Request Form to book.

Time Limit: Six months from the student registration date. All course exams and/or assignments must be completed by the designated end date.

Online courses are subject to an additional $100 non-refundable online fee per course. Fees are subject to change by the Board of Governors.
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Methods of Payment:

Once you complete the Apply Now form below, please send payment. Methods of payment accepted:
Cash (Do not send in the mail. Please deliver to the College of Extended Learning, 2nd Level, Wu Centre, UNB Fredericton Campus)
Cheque or money order (Mail to UNB College of Extended Learning, PO Box 4400, Fredericton, New Brunswick, E3B 5A3)
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