Develop 2-D and 3-D terrain visualisations

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver CPPSIS6040, 'Develop 2-D and 3-D terrain visualisations'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the range of conditions.


Prepare 2-D or 3-D digital elevation model (DEM).


GIS or CAD environment or surface elevation is designed according to project specifications and organisational requirements.


Current remote sensing technologies for capturing raw elevation data are investigated.


Views and layouts are established according to job specifications.


Spatial computing platforms and software systems are selected and set up for suitability against job specifications according to organisational requirements.


Create 2-D drawings.


Availability of suitable data is verified with potential suppliers and constraints are assessed according to job specifications.


Detailed views and layouts are created using various scales according to job specifications.


2-D drawings are finalised and existing 2-D model is modified as necessary to meet job specifications.


Create 3-D model or DEM.


Surface elevation is modelled by mathematically defined surfaces and by point or line data according to job specifications.


Products that can be derived from a DEM are determined according to job specifications.


Entities are created and manipulated in 3-D space according to job specifications.


DEM is developed with a range of thematic data and profiles generated and draped over model according to project specifications.


Contour map of area is created by employing procedures appropriate to data format and software according to job specifications.


Slope map of area is created from gradient and aspect components according to job specifications.


Shaded relief map of area is created from gradient and relief map representations according to job specifications.


3-D model is finalised and existing 3-D model modified as necessary to meet job specifications.


Produce output.


2-D and 3-D outputs are documented according to project specifications and organisational requirements.


Drawing files and elevation data outputs are saved in appropriate format according to job specifications and organisational requirements.


Physical properties are extracted to job specifications and slope map of area is used for analytical purposes.