GEO 5810 - Introduction to Geographic Information Science

(2-2-3) A graduate-level introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Science (GIScience) emphasizing broad software competency, foundations of spatial information theory, project design and management, and awareness of current trends in GIS research & technology. Hands-on labs will focus on conceptual understanding of how spatial entities and processes are modeled in a GIS environment, and will expose students to both commercial and open source GIS. In addition, students will learn how to identify relevant literature and case studies, plan and develop a project to meet a functional GIS analysis objective, and prepare high-quality written and cartographic output for presentation within the broader GIS community. This course is intended for graduate-level students who have not taken undergraduate GIS coursework.

Prerequisites & Notes

Credits: 3

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