Provides advanced training in Geographic Information Systems and other geospatial applications for display and analysis of environmental and socio-economic data. Prerequisite: BIS 342.
This course in advanced geographic information systems provides an overall introduction to environmental monitoring, focusing primarily on the use of satellite imagery and aerial photography to study the environment. The intent is to learn how to process and use these data to understand issues related to environmental and earth sciences, forestry, and resource management.
Student learning goals
Students will learn the fundamentals of aerial photography interpretation and digital image processing within the context of Geographic Information Systems and Science (GISci).
Students will learn about electromagnetic radiation and its use in remote sensing.
Students will learn about environmental monitoring techniques within a GIS framework.
General method of instruction
The lecture notes and the in-class exercise documents will be posted on Blackboard to provide the student with the necessary background to understand the topics covered during lectures. This course will combine lectures on the fundamentals of geographic information science with in-class demos and laboratory exercises based on specific platforms and processes.
BIS342a: Introduction to GIS or equivalent
Class assignments and grading
Exercises (labs) based on lectures will be generally assigned every two weeks. Lab reports are individual and each student is responsible for his/her own work. Students will have the opportunity to work on a personal or group research project. Readings will be assigned from a course textbook and handouts.
Attendance, participation, graded assignments, and examinations will be used to evaluate the studentís performance.