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ISYS 6625 Geographic Information Systems for Planning and Decision-Making (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

Large quantities of information are available to describe our social and physical environment with high detail, but making sense of this data requires specialized skill sets. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is a general approach to analysis and is a powerful set of tools for understanding complex problems or for making a compelling argument about issues grounded in the physical or social environment. It is widely used in the public and private sectors. This course will introduce students to the use of GIS and representation as a means of looking at and representing spatial data. Students will learn how to perform the three broad steps of spatial analysis: 1) collecting and organizing data, 2) analyzing this data for appropriate patterns, and 3) using software to represent data on maps to support decision making.

Instructor(s): Will Cohen

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with: ECON2212


Last Updated: 04-Apr-17