GEP 650: Topics in Regional Geography and Applied Mapping Analysis.
(3 hours, lecture; 2 hours lab/field), 4 credits. This field-based course will teach students basics of field data investigation and analysis using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Global Positioning System (GPS) within the context of the local (regional) geographic settings. Students will select the topic of regional investigation and use both, literature and local (regional) resources to conduct their own applied geographic study. Use of GIS for mapping and data entry will provide students with necessary skills for practical work with collected terrain data and satellite imagery. Labs will use field data and datasets from NASA, USGS, NOAA and local sources (universities, data portals, etc.)
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