Intro to Maps and Geographic Information Systems (ES2110.01)

Tim Schroeder

This is an introductory course on the theory and practice of analyzing and displaying geo-spatial information. The methods that students will learn have wide-ranging applications in the natural and social sciences. Students will learn how to utilize mapping and spatial geographic information systems software to analyze patterns within spatial datasets and communicate information through maps. Students will be expected to develop their own work and are encouraged to use data from other classes or projects.

Learning Outcomes:
1) Learn to manipulate and analyze spatial data with low-code and no-code tools
2) Learn how to collect spatial data and find spatial data in public archives
3) Understand the opportunities presented by, and limitations of spatial analysis
4) Understand how maps are made by projecting spherical data onto two-dimensional surfaces

Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Course Level: 2000-level
Credits: 4
M/Th 1:40PM - 3:30PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 20
Course Frequency: Once a year

Categories: 2000 , All courses , Computer Science , Earth Science , Environment , Four Credit , Fully In-Person
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