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Advanced GIS and Spatial Analyses

E&ES 344
Spring 2017
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: QAC 344, E&ES 544
Certificates: Environmental Studies, Applied Data Science
Course Cluster: 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 natural science, social science, and humanities research and any other project that utilizes location-based data. The Advanced GIS 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. The project may be a component of a senior thesis, work on a faculty member's research project, a community-based service-learning project, etc. Course sessions will be a mix of studio time for projects (e.g. work time, critiques), skill development (lectures, student-led skills-training sessions), and intellectual advancement (e.g., guest speakers, conference attendance). Specific skills-training sessions will be determined by components of each project.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: NSM E&ES
Course Format: Laboratory CourseGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: QAC231 OR E&ES322
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (BIOL)(CADS)(DATA-MN)(E&ES)(ENVS-MN)(ENVS)(HRAD-MN)(PSCI-MN)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

Last Updated on JUN-13-2024
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