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ENVR 245 - Applications in Geographic Information Systems


Credits: 3
Lecture Contact Hours: 3
Description: This course examines intermediate level use of geographic information systems (GIS), including spatial analysis, such as classification, density analysis, overlay analysis, geoprocessing, measuring geographic distribution and analyzing patterns. Spatial data is used to describe and analyze spatial problems in natural and social sciences. GIS is used in decision making in a variety of fields, including planning, natural resource management, policy and economics. Course requirements include the completion of GIS labs and a final course project. The project consists of a conference presentation-ready product of an individually selected topic related to a geographic problem. Development of a project topic, construction of a hypothesis and selection of research strategy are accomplished through consultation and faculty-directed study throughout the semester.

Prerequisites: GEOG 225 
Corequisites: None.
Recommended: None.

Course Category: Occupational
This Course is Typically Offered: Winter Only
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