Use of GIS in archaeology, cultural anthropology, and physical anthropology.
Methods of fieldwork in archaeology; strategies of archaeological investigations; introduction to archaeological site mapping Lec, lab.
Methods of fitting various models to qualitative categorizations of archaeological, ethnographical, and biological data. Includes chi-square and multiclassificatory chi-squares, scaling, cluster analysis, markov chains, and game theory.
Managing structured, semi-structured and unstructured data, data integrity management, data representation, data integration, governance and administration, data quality and reporting information.
Examines theories and applications to analyze data. Approaches include crime mapping and spatial analysis; strategic, administrative, and tactical crime analysis. Other methods are also covered.
Use of aerial photographs and digital imagery in environmental and land use analysis, including urban areas. 3 hrs lec; 2 hrs lab
Thematic cartography; map communication, design principles, illustration and mapping software. 3 hrs lec, 2 hrs lab.
Theories and applications of analytical and modeling techniques for watershed processes, including geographic information systems (GIS), statistics, and computer simulations.
Geographic and information theoretical foundations of geographic information science (GIS). Use of macro languages in a software project to expand GIS functionality. 3 hrs lec, 2 hrs lab.
Advanced analysis techniques, including multivariate relationships and spatial modeling.
Fundamentals of Python programming language; focus on programming designed to automate ArcGIS geoprocessing tasks, manipulate spatial data (including geometries and rasters), and create customized tools.
Practical GIS/cartography experience with government agency or private firm under supervision of working expert and faculty member. Intern's contract specifies duties and duration.
Advanced techniques of image processing and analysis, including classification, georegistration, and spatial modeling.
Concepts and techniques of geographic information science (GIS), with emphasis on GIS-based spatial analysis, associated applications, and technology. 3 hrs lec, 2 hrs lab.
Interconnected relationship between Geographic Information Science (GIS) and society, including hidden impacts and implications of such a relationship.
Seminar in remote sensing technologies and applications in urban analyses, including land use/land cover analysis, socio-economic information estimation, heat-island effect, sprawl monitoring, and growth modeling.
Advanced spatial modeling with both GIS and other tools of geo-computation, including examination of conceptual models aimed at an analysis of their possible implementation.
Independent reading or project.
Introduction to legal environment surrounding development and use of information products and services, including intellectual property, and issues specific to internet and other digital mediums.
An exploration of current topics in information science. Specific topics and any additional prerequisites will be announced in Schedule of Classes each time course is offered.
Principles and application of metadata for networked information resource organization, representation, retrieval, and interoperability using a variety of schemes; focus on cultural heritage digital repositories.
*INFOST 691 may only be counted with a topic in Economics of Information
Provides a format for the development and presentation of new material in Urban Planning on an experimental, one-term basis. Specific cr & any additional prereqs announced in Schedule of Classes whenever course is offered.
Use of spatially related information including gis and land records systems for improved productivity and decision making in service delivery, management, policy-planning, and land development.
A 'hands on' course in gis using commercial gis software in a computer laboratory setting to provide experience solving problems related to planning and government.
Use of a geographic information system (GIS) and actual data from local government to analyze a real world problem or issue requiring spatial data analysis.
Seminar on theoretical background and hands-on experience with technologies for developing GIS applications on the Internet, the web, and wireless networks.
Research project assignments with elected legislative officials and administrative agencies. Assignments will be cooperatively developed and supported by an integrating seminar discussing both experience and theory in a planning implementation context.
Individual work in urban planning. Variable content course.
*URBPLAN 692 may only be counted with a topic in Transportation Planning and GIS
Other courses as approved by the GIS Certificate Advisory Committee chairperson Students will be advised by the Geography and Urban Planning faculty who teach GIS courses.