Advanced GIS and Spatial Analyses|
QAC 344, E&ES 582|
|Certificates: Applied Data Science|
|Course Cluster: Data Analysis Minor, Planetary Science, Planetary Science Minor|
A geographic information system (GIS) is a powerful database that allows for the collection, manipulation, analysis, and presentation of spatially referenced data. GIS technologies facilitate science, social science, and humanities research that uses location-based data. This course will focus on individual projects conducted within a collaborative learning framework. Each student is responsible for developing and producing a semester-long project focused on advanced spatial data analyses and/or advanced cartographic design using a GIS. Students will enter the course with an individual or small team (2-3 students) project in mind, such as a component of a senior thesis, work on a faculty member's research project, or a community-based service-learning project. Course sessions will be a mix of studio time for projects (e.g., work time, critiques), skill development (e.g., lectures, student-led skills-training sessions), and intellectual advancement (e.g., guest speakers, conference attendance).
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|Course Format: Laboratory Course||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: QAC231 OR E&ES280
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CADS)(DATA-MN)(E&ES)(ENVS)(PSCI-MN)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Special Attributes: CQC|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Switching to ArcGIS Pro from ArcMap. Price, M. 2019. Esri Press. ISBN: 9781589485440.
Additional readings to be determined based on student project topics.
|Examination and Assignments: |
weekly assignments; 1 semester-long independent project (oral presentation, written report, GIS products)
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
POI requirement: Email your project idea(s) to instructor for approval. If you do not currently have a project idea, set up a meeting with the instructor to discuss possible project topics.
|Instructor(s): Diver,Kim Times: ..T.R.. 10:20AM-11:40AM; Location: TBA|
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 12
|Permission of instructor will be granted during the drop/add period. Students must submit either a ranked or unranked drop/add request for this course.|
|Drop/Add Enrollment Requests|
|Total Submitted Requests: 3||1st Ranked: 3||2nd Ranked: 0||3rd Ranked: 0||4th Ranked: 0||Unranked: 0|