GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS FOR A CHANGING WORLD
This course covers the theory and practice of geographic information systems (GIS) through technology and societal implications such as mass migration of species or changing biomes. Students use a variety of global environmental spatial data types for spatial analysis and data visualization to quantify environmental changes using quantitative datasets. Students learn essential GIS procedures for data viewing, acquisition, manipulation, geographic referencing, and map creation coupled with real-world datasets and meaningful results. Manipulation of common data types such as raster and vector datasets, database operations and applications are covered. Basic methods of GIS analysis are also included in the form of topological relations, buffer, query and map algebra analysis. The end product is the creation of data layouts, feature layers and dynamic and/or static maps allowing students to visualize spatial patterns of global changes.
Nov 16, 2020 — Dec 20, 2020
For credit cost: $1410