- Environmental Design, School of
- Community and Regional Planning
Basic principles and techniques of GIS, a computer-based system that uses spatial (geographic) data to analyze and solve real-world issues. Lab exercises, exams, and projects emphasize spatial data collection, entry, storage, analysis, and output using ArcGIS, the most widely used desktop GIS software. Students are expected to create maps, following basic cartographic rules and techniques, and to understand basic spatial data analysis techniques, including spatial query, geo- processing, and surface analysis.