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Temple University Department of Geography and Urban Studies GUS 0821,  Digital Mapping  (Sections 1-4 & 401), Spring 2011 General Information Lecture Meeting Time and Location Monday & Wednesday:  9:00 - 9:50 AM Tuttleman Learning Center,  Room 103 Lab Meeting Times and Locations  Section 001  (Ian Dunham) Friday, 9:00 - 10:50 AM Anderson Hall AL 22 Section   002  (Liv Raddatz) Friday, 11:00 - 12:50 AM Weiss Hall 640 Instructor     David Organ, Ph.D. , Visiting Assistant Professor, Geography and Urban Studies Office: 319 Gladfelter Hall Phone: 215-204-1374 Email:  [email protected]    Office Hours:  Monday10:00-11:00am & Wednesday10:00-11:00am; TUCC prior to class (or by appointment) Graduate Teaching Assistants Liv Raddatz, M.A.,  Geography and Urban Studies Office: 327 Gladfelter Hall Email:  [email protected]   Office Hours: Monday10:00-11:00am & Wednesday10:00-11:00am (or by appointment) Ian Dunham, M.A. , Geography and Urban Studies Office: 327 Gladfelter Hall Email:  [email protected]   Office Hours: Thursday 1:00-2:00pm & Friday 8:00-9:00am (or by appointment) Undergraduate Bulletin Course Description "From web-based applications like Google Maps, to automobile navigation systems, to satellite pictures of hurricanes,  digital maps are widely used to display information about the Earth. This course unmasks the underlying technologies used  for computer-based mapping, including Global Positioning Systems (GPS), satellite remote sensing, and Geographic  Information Systems (GIS). We will investigate how computers store and analyze digital maps, and see how mapping  technologies can be used to address a variety of societal problems, such as analyzing the environmental impacts of urban  growth, tracking the spread of a deadly disease, and planning for earthquakes and other natural disasters." General Education : This course fulfills General Education Quantitative Literacy requirement or core QA or QB  requirement. Prerequisites:  Mathematics placement, a grade of C- or higher in Math 0701 (0045), or transfer credit for Math 0701  (0045). Course Goals and Learning Outcomes : The purpose of this course is to teach the general principles of quantitative  1 Section 003  (Liv Raddatz) Friday, 9:00 - 10:50 AM Weiss Hall 640 Section 004  (Ian Dunham) Friday, 11:00 - 12:50 AM Tuttleman Learning Center RM 9 Section 401  (David Organ) Wednesday, 5:30 - 8:50 PM TUCC Central City Campus Room 313
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reasoning and spatial literacy through digital mapping.   Students will learn how to: interpret maps, examine the  relationship between data and map visualizations, and differentiate between different types of maps. Students will gain an  understanding of the digital technologies drawn upon to make maps. Students will be introduced to the field of 
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