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.

Course Procedures

Course schedule 2016 Geospatial blog 2016
Course requirements Flint Hills field trip
Learning outcomes Student projects online

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but the course will not be updated after May 2017.

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.

Understanding the nature and possible consequences of global change are among the most important tasks facing scientists and public-policy planners in the 21st century. The theme of global change will be emphasized in this course.

Course Availability

This course will be taught in spring semester 2016. 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: May 2017.