GIS & T Course Descriptions

34:970:591 Introduction to GIS for Planning and Policy (3)
Brief history of GIS, core concepts, GIS on the Internet, projections and coordinate systems, thematic mapping, data classification and exploration, map interpretation, data visualization, basic cartography, data collection and management GIS data collection and management, address geocoding, ORDBMS concepts, and spatial analysis. Introduces basic concepts of geographic information science and its computer applications. Pre- or corequisite: 34:970:515 or 516 or equivalent.

34:970:592 Topics in Geographic Information Science (3)
Includes advanced geographic information science (GIS) topics, spatial statistics, and specialized computer applications. Pre- or corequisite: 34:970:591.

16:450:615 Advanced Remote Sensing (3)
Remote sensors and their research capabilities. Research design for remote-sensing studies.

16:455:501 Seminar in Geospatial Information Science (3)
This seminar serves as a capstone course for students completing the track in GIS&T and is designed to bring together a multidisciplinary audience to explore a number of issues related to the development of this new interdisciplinary field. Students should have a good grasp of the technical aspects of geospatial information sciences as a prerequisite for enrolling in this seminar.  This seminar will address the three foci of geospatial information science and technology: 1) human conceptualization of space as it relates geospatial information; 2) applications of geospatial information science and technology; and 3) societal implications of GIS technology.  Students will be expected to read, analyze and critique the peer-reviewed literature, as well as present their thoughts through in-class discussions and written essays.