INF 385T - Special Topics in Information Science: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
Graduate standing. Additional prerequisites may vary with the topic.
Study of the properties and behavior of information. Technology for information processing and management.
Three lecture hours a week for one semester.
May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.
Basics of Geographic Information Systems (GIS): how they are designed, created and used. Each 3-hour class will have an hour of lecture and 2 hours of computer lab, during which students will work through a set of lab exercises and their own chosen term project. Invited expert lecturers will describe novel applications of GIS for state and national government, network analysis, and the study of water resources. We will also introduce issues, standards, and technologies for exchanging GIS data across computing platforms and user communities.
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems