What is Spatial Information?

Spatial information is about the timely and appropriate provision of information about the location of people, objects or sites and their spatial properties and relationships.
Spatial information encompasses topics such as:

positioning, tracking and mapping
location-based services and geographic information systems
environmental sensing and interpretation
navigation and intelligent transport systems
human-computer interaction
scientific and environmental visualisation
spatial databases and analysis
land administration
pricing of information
protection of privacy, and much more.

Why study Spatial Information Science?
Spatial Information Science presents an opportunity for those with a background in computer science, environments (planning, landscape, and agriculture), economics, cognitive science or public health, to become part of an interesting, challenging and dynamic industry in which there is strong demand for qualified professionals.
The discipline offers scope to apply a range of social and technical skills, while also developing a specialist area of in‑depth knowledge.
Why study Spatial Information Science at Melbourne?
By studying Spatial Information Science at the University of Melbourne, you gain access to some of the world’s leading
teachers and researchers in the field, with the University’s Department of Geomatics a core partner in Australia’s Cooperative
Research Centre for Spatial Information.

You also benefit from our close connections to global research teams and to the Australian spatial information industry, with industry professionals contributing to at least half of all subjects offered and industry internships available to students as an elective. This exposure to industry provides you with key networks and insights to prepare you for your career in spatial information.

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