An introduction to the theory and practice of GIS, with applications to environmental planning and resource management. Classes will address basic cartography, creation and interpretation of computerized maps, use of aerial photographs and remote sensing data, and the analysis and modeling of spatial data. Labs will familiarize students with the management and analysis of spatial data using ArcView GIS software. A brief introduction to outdoor use of global positioning systems will occur at the end of the semester. Class and labs will emphasize group projects of practical and local application.
- Equivalent to ES 228
- Prerequisite: General competence with a computer
- Credits: 3
- Offered: Spring in odd years
- Faculty: Drs. Georgian and Levine