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GGS 553: Geographic Information Systems

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General Information

Credits: 3


Fundamental concepts and theories for appropriate use of geographic information systems (GIS). Topics include social and cultural contexts of the use of geographic information, sources of digital geospatial data, and methods of input, storage, display, and processing of spatial data for geographic analysis using GIS. Lectures, hands-on exercises familiarize students with current technology. Additional focus on published scholarship and current research in the field. Offered by Geography/Geoinformation Sci. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Junior Plus, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.