Courses of Study 2017-2018 
    
    Jun 22, 2018  
Courses of Study 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CRP 5080 - Introduction to GIS for Planners


     
Fall or spring. 4 credits. Letter grades only.

Permission of instructor required.

Staff.

This course is designed to provide students with a conceptual understanding of geographic information systems (GIS) and sciences, practical hands on experience with GIS software, and understanding of how GIS can be applied to planning practice and research. Students will be introduced to the basic concepts, structures, and functions of GIS as well as their applications and limitations.  By the end of this course students should be familiar with a range of available tools and methods to address planning related problems and issues, and be able to conceive of and manage a GIS project. This involves a) identifying a planning analysis/research problem that requires GIS data and spatial analysis to address/analyze the problem; and b) collecting, processing, and analyzing spatial data to interpret the findings.



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