GIS 270 Advanced GIS Applications
Explores the practice of using a geographic information system (GIS) to perform advanced geoprocessing to solve spatial problems and support decision making. Topics include a review of underlying geographic concepts (coordinate systems and projections), map design and outputs, geodatabases, importing spatial and attribute data, geocoding, spatial data processing, and advanced spatial analysis. Additional topics include map algebra, modeling, geostatistical and network analysis, and 3-D display. Students will be able to customize their lab exercises by choosing projects using real-world data taken from several disciplines. Students will follow a structured workflow using commercial GIS software to examine data, develop process summary, perform analyses, create maps, and write reports that communicate results successfully to a broad audience. Four hours of integrated lecture / lab per week. Home computer access is recommended.