GIS-Geographic Information Sci

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GIS222 - Geo-Business

Spatial patterns associated with the location, distribution and consumption of goods and services are studied. Emphasis is placed on techniques for site selection, marketing and spatial analysis through the use of geotechnology.

GIS303 - Crime Mapping

This course provides an analysis of different methods and techniques of representing spatial crime data through the use of various computer-based technologies. The students will examine crime at the national, state and local level using geotechnology. Students will also learn some of the problems dealing with spatial crime data. (3 crs.)

GIS311 - Geographic Information Systems

This course provides an analysis of different methods and techniques of representing geographic data through the use of various manual and computer-based technologies. The focus is upon the processes involved in the collection, compilation and display of geographic data within the database.

GIS314 - Spatial Land Data in the Oil and Gas Industry

This course provides an analysis of different concepts and techniques in representing land data through spatial technology. The students will examine land documents and input, edit and analyze them using geographic information systems. Students will also learn some of the pitfalls with land data including accuracy, etc. (3 crs.)

GIS350 - Remote Sensing of the Environment

This course covers the composition and interpretation of aerial photographs and remote sensing images. Students will learn how to interpret photos and satellite imagery for quantitative and qualitative information on natural and anthropogenic features and processes. The class requires independent and group interpretations of maps, satellite imagery, and computer processed and enhanced images. (3 crs.)

GIS413 - Environmental Applications-GIS

This course is tailored to introduce environmental issues to students within a spatial framework, using geographic information science. GIS and its impact in the natural and social sciences has grown dramatically over the years and its use has become pervasive in environmental disciplines. The course will cover the general concepts of GIS use and introduce the material in exercises to demonstrate practical applications of GIS for environmental problems. Students will have exposure to hands-on applications related to natural resource management, contaminant fate and transport, land use, and remediation techniques. (3 crs.)