- Introduction to Geographic Information Systems,
Introduction to modern spatial data processing, development, implementation,
and functions of geographic information systems; relations between GIS and
remote sensing; and applications of geographic information systems to a variety
of environmental issues.
- Technical Issues in Geographic Information
Systems, 4.0, Goodchild/Clarke
Study of the technical issues underlying Geographic Information Systems,
including coordinate systems and analytic geometry, database models and
structures, algorithms and analytical procedures. Laboratory analysis of digital
geographic information from physical and social sources, emphasizing the use of
standard geographic information system software to illustrate techniques of
spatial analysis, map digitizing, digital map display and decision support.
- GIS Design and Applications,
Applying GIS theory and techniques to solve spatial problems in land and
resource management, utilities and municipal government. Lectures will cover all
stages of a GIS project, e.g. planning, design, and analysis, and presentation of
results. In labs, students collaborate in groups to design, develop and present a
GIS pilot study.
What will I learn in 176A?
• An overview of GIS
• How GIS data are captured, stored,
• Where to go for information (self-help)
• GIS software and how it works
• Where GIS is going
• How to use a basic GIS
• GIS problem solving
Learning by Listening