GIS Course Descriptions

GEOG 5361. Geographic Information

This course introduces the principles of the structure and function of Geographic Information Systems. This includes raster and vector data structures, coordinate systems, projections and geo-referencing, data capture and editing, creation and management of attribute data, basic and advanced spatial analysis, accuracy and availability of geospatial data, dissemination of output as maps, reports and over the Internet and hardware, software and technology integration issues.Credit 3.

Prerequisite: GEOG 4464.

GEOG 5362. GIS Principles and Applications

Develops hands on skills using industry standard GIS software by putting in practice GIS fundamentals and theories learned in GEOG 5361. GIS application in a wide variety of areas such as local governments, urban infrastructure management, natural resource management, geologic analysis, marketing will be explored. Credit 3.

GEOG 5363. Internet GIS

Provides a conceptual overview of the fundamentals as well as hands on experiences in Internet GIS and web based interactive mapping. Students will learn to develop Internet GIS applications using Arc Internet Map server (ArcIMS). Credit 3.

Prerequisite: GEOG 5361.

GEOG 5364. Spatial Analysis

In this course students will acquire knowledge and techniques of spatial analysis, and learn to effectively use various spatial data to solve real-world problems. Credit 3.

GEOG 5365. Digital Image Processing

Students will develop theoretical understanding and technical proficiency in remote sensing image analysis. Extensive lab exercises are required. Credit 3.

GEOG 5366. Cartography and Visualization

Examines the fundamentals and practical applications of cartographic visualization. The course examines traditional and contemporary cartographic techniques. Topics covered include geospatial data representation, map design, geographic visualization and display. Credit 3.

GEOG 5367. GIS Programming

This course teaches students to use Visual Basic for Application (VBA) to develop customized GIS applications. Students will become familiar with the fundamental concepts in object-oriented programming and develop programming skills. Credit 3.

Prerequisite: GEOG 5361.

GEOG 5368. GIS Program Use and Applications

This course allows students to take modules through ESRI's "Virtual Campus" in order to enhance their knowledge of particular software application programs used in the GIS field. Accordingly, in enables students to gain a higher level of specialization in the use of programs that are of particular relevance to their career requirements.Credit 3.

Prerequisite: GEOG 5361.

GEOG 5369. Internship in GIS

Students will work in an approval setting to obtain applied experience in the use of GIS. Students must be supervised by a member of the graduate faculty, who will determine whether the nature and amount of the work performed satisfies the requirements for graduate credit. Credit 3.

Prerequisite: GEOG 5361.

GEOG 5375. Selected Problems in Geography

Students work with a faculty member on directed study. Credit 3.

Prerequisite: GEOG 5361.

GEOG 6398. Thesis I

The student will begin working on a thesis involving research and study of the applications of GIS and related technologies.Prerequisite Consent of graduate supervisor. Credit 3.

GEOG 6399. Thesis II

The student will complete a theis involving research and study of the applications of GIS and related technologies. The work involved includes research on the approved thesis topic, preparation of a draft and a final thesis. Prerequisite GEOG 6398 or consent of graduate supervisor. Credit 3.

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