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GEP 675: Data Acquisition and Integration Methods for GIS Analysis.

4 hours, 3 credits (2 hours, lecture; 2 hours, lab and fieldwork). The techniques and science behind field methods commonly used for the acquisition and creation of geo-spatial data. Various techniques for data capture as well as processing and analyzing the data within a geographic information system (GIS). Labs will focus on the hardware and software needed for data creation, the integration of this information into a coherent GIS, and basic concepts of analysis including point-pattern analysis. Students will use GPS devices, mobile GIS, workstation GIS, as well as data from other sources including satellite and airborne remotely sensed data.

Last modified: 11/20/2014