EB/ES/GE 351 Introduction
to Geospatial Analysis


Introduction to geographic information systems (GIS) and remote sensing techniques as applied to documenting, mapping, analyzing, interpreting, and managing natural and cultural resources. Types of GIS data, computer hardware and software used for geospatial analysis, basic cartography, and global positioning system (GPS). Lectures, laboratory exercises, and field trips.

This course serves as an overview and introduction to the techniques and applications of geospatial analysis. Computer mapping, remote sensing, global positioning, and related technologies are increasingly important for understanding all manner of physical, biological, and cultural phenomena. GIS has become the "working method" in most governmental agencies and private companies that deal with any aspect of mapping, management or analysis of natural and human resources.

This course is designed as the entry level for the program in geospatial analysis. ES 351 is approved as the technology course to meet general education requirements for B.A. and B.S. majors in earth science. This course is taught in fall semesters for both on-campus and distance-learning students.

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