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but the course will not be updated after May 2017.
Theory and use of computer systems for capture, storage, transformation, analysis, and plotting of geospatial information. Vector and raster geographic information systems, digital data, and spatial analysis. Practical applications of computer mapping systems.
- Instructor: Jeremy W. Aber.
- Prerequisites: EB/ES/GE 351 Introduction to Geospatial Analysis, or GE 371 Cartography, or consent of instructor; minimum math background MA 112 (trig).
- Textbook: Getting started with geographic information systems (5th ed. 2010) by K.C. Clarke.
- On-line lectures will be presented in the form of webpages developed by the course instructor, and some readings will be provided via FTP.
- Web lectures are provided by the National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis--see NCGIA. These lectures are crosslinked to the Geographer's Craft at the University of Colorado (Boulder).
This course serves as an overview and introduction to the techniques and applications of geographic information systems, which encompass computer cartography, remote sensing, global positioning, and related technologies. These techniques 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.
Course Availability This course will be taught online in fall semester, 2012. The course is designed primarily for distance-learning students who should enroll through Distance Education. Section XA is for graduate students; ZA is for undergraduates. On-campus students may enroll through normal procedures for ES 551. In order to receive university credit, students must be officially enrolled and must be in contact with the instructor for course materials and directions. Note: this course is not recommended for the BIS program.
ESU syllabus attachment.
This course is offered by the Earth Science department; it is presented for the express use and benefit of students enrolled at Emporia State University. Anyone else may view and enjoy the information here. All course curriculum © 2012.
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Last update: May 2017.