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Introduction to GIS - Fall Semesters


Geographic Information Systems (GIS) provide researchers, policy makers and citizens with a powerful analytical framework for decision making. GIS has advanced the way in which many disciplines examine problems by incorporating components of space and time that were not previously considered. An introduction to the principles and theory behind geographic data and experience in the use of state-of-the-art GIS software and related equipment will be provided. This course will be taught using a combination of lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on interactive tutorials in the laboratory/classroom. Authentic cross-disciplinary case studies and examples will be used throughout the course with the goal of helping students understand the principles of Geographic Information Systems and its potential applications in their fields of study. This course includes lecture and laboratory components.

Prerequisites: None

Lecture: MW 12:30-1:20
Lab: M 1:30-4:30

Intermediate GIS - Spring Semesters

This course explores the latest techniques and technology used in GIS. Students will be exposed to advanced cartographic techniques, 3D maps, spatial analysis, geodatabases, and global positioning systems. A computer-based laboratory provides the opportunity for students to participate in a real-world research project from data collection to final map presentation.

Prerequisites: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (ENV 399-11/ANT 494-10) or permission of instructor

Lecture: MW 12:30-1:20
Lab: M 1:30-4:30

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