Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

This course teaches the concepts, principles, approaches, techniques, and technologies of geographic information systems (GIS)The specific topics include essential elements of a GIS, hardware requirements and system integration, technologies and techniques for acquiring spatial data, spatial data models, data structures, data formats, database models, spatial analysis and modeling, cartographic design, implementation of a GIS, and environmental and socioeconomic applications. Hands-on exercises on ArcView are assigned each week. A term project on the use of a GIS in solving a specific environmental or socio-economic problem is required. EEOS 623L and UPCD 623L are the same course.Crosslisted: ENVSCI623L and UPCD623L are the same course. Lab Fee: $170

Course Details

Campus: 
Boston
Format: 
Online
Level: 
Graduate
Subject: 
Urban Planning & Community Development
Number: 
UPCD623L-01C
Semester: 
Spring 2018
Registration Status: 
Open
Registration: 
Monday, November 6, 2017 to Friday, February 2, 2018
Degree Finder Course Finder Request Information 877-MY-UMASS