||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.
All course curriculum is presented via this webpage.
Blackboard is not used for this course.
- Instructor: James S. Aber, Earth Science, SH 119A, office hours: 1:00 to 3:50 Mondays and other times by appointment (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Graduate assistant: Alan Peterson, GSA Laboratory.
- Prerequisites: general education courses in biological, physical, and social sciences.
- On-line lectures will be presented in the form of webpages developed by the course instructor.
- Supplementary web lectures are provided by the National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis--see NCGIA. Additional lectures come from the Geographer's Craft at the University of Colorado (Boulder).
- GeoSpatial Analysis (GSA) lab is located in SH 16. Idrisi is the primary GIS software utilized for this course. Note: distance-learning students may purchase the software at a student discount rate. Idrisi is not available for "Mac" computers.
- ES 351 is approved as the technology course to meet general education requirements for B.A. and B.S. majors in earth science (effective fall '09).
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.
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This course will be taught in spring semester 2014. Regular (on-campus) students should enroll through normal procedures. The course is also available for distance learning from Emporia State University. Off-campus students should enroll through the office of Distance Education (ES 351 ZA). In order to receive university credit, students must be enrolled officially and must be in contact with the instructor for course materials and directions. This course is designed as the entry level for the program in geospatial analysis. BIS students must have the prerequisites noted above.
ESU syllabus attachment.
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Last update: September 2013.