GEOG 225: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
This course provides an introductory integrative experience of cartography and visualization of geospatial data, as well as applied hands-on experience in a lab with a powerful computer information system. Students will learn the basics of mapping/cartography (e.g. scale, projections, map design) and Geographic Information Systems, create maps with commonly used digital data (e.g., aerial photographs, census boundaries, digital elevation models, etc.), and master basic methods of spatial analyses. Both concepts and techniques will be taught in this course. Hands-on assignments include classification of demographic data and query/analysis of vector and raster data. One laboratory hour per week required.
Holly R. Barcus, Professor