Course Overview

Prerequisites: consent of instructor. This course introduces Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and the use of spatial data for problem-solving in science. The lecture portion of the course focuses on the data models used to represent spatial features and on the processes involved in creating, acquiring, analyzing, and displaying georeferenced information. The laboratory portion of the course employs a project-based methodology including applications from geology, biology, environmental science, and political science to foster basic GIS software proficiency. Dual-listed as ERSC 5421. Three hours lecture, two hours laboratory per week. Four credit hours.

Course Details

  • Course credit hours: 3