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Community Mapping Project using Geographic Information Systems Technology

Students will help with the collation of data onto paper maps which will be converted into a GIS geospatial database.

Outline of Activity

This will then be made available online and become the benchmark data and a key input into developing new community level initiatives for improving the local environment. The School of Geography and Environmental Sciences, in partnership with local Community groups, the Borough Council, the PSNI and the Causeway Coast and Glens Policing and Community Partnership have instigated a Community engagement project. The objective of the project is to help individuals and community organisations engage with the PSNI and statutory organisations to identify and address key social issues such as drug dealing and anti-social diving/behaviour in the local area.

Learning Outcomes

  • Knowledge of community and local government planning
  • Evidence of skills in geo-spatial mapping
  • Evidence of preparation and planning for a community based event
  • Evidence of effective communication skills
  • Evidence of reflection on participation of event & personal skill enhancement.

Assessment Details

Submission of record and reflection of the community event and subsequent mapping of outputs - minimum of 100 words.

Supporting Evidence Provided

  • Register of attendance at the community workshop event.
  • A log of time spent on data management and geo-referencing of workshop outputs.
  • Delivery of a geo-referenced community issues database

Level of Commitment

Complete a total of 30 hours combined of preparation, attendance at community event and post event collation and digitising of geo-spatial information.


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Professor Adrian Moore

Professor of Geographic Information Science
School of Geog & Environmental Scs
+44 28 7012 3947
G269 - Coleraine campus

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