UEP232/ENV193 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for Urban and
UEP232/ENV193 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for Urban and course will focus on introducing students to the use of
geographic information systems (GIS) in the urban/suburban/metropolitan
environment. Students will learn to work
with urban spatial databases (including data sets pertaining to land use/land
cover, parcel records, census demographics, environmental issues, water,
transportation, local government, community development, and businesses).
Technical topics to be covered include finding and understanding sources of
information for metropolitan spatial databases, integration of data from a
variety of sources, database structure and design issues, spatial analysis
capabilities, data quality, and data documentation. Technologies covered include GIS, online data
retrieval, and the use of GIS data in other applications such as Google Earth.
While learning GIS skills, students will complete a mapping/analysis project of
their choosing and present the results in a poster and short paper. The course
will use ArcGIS 9.2 software.