GEOG 3053 Geographic Information Science: Mapping

4 credit hours

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and the fundamentals of cartographic design. Emphasis on the science and art of map design in a GIS environment. Students will learn how to build a spatial database, implement best practice for processing various types of environmental and social data and apply basic visual analytics to understand spatial patterns. Recommended prerequisite: basic familiarity with computers and an introductory course in statistics (may be taken concurrently).

  • Fall 2020
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