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GIS Explorations - Environ 309

Photo by Caroline Hurd.

GIS (Geographic Information Systems) is making a huge difference on our planet and people every day, supporting key decisions about wildlife habitat, renewable energy, human health, climate change, sustainable cities, and more.

In this course you will learn the basic concepts and functions of GIS – data capture, editing, processing, and display. You will use it both for analysis -- to discover trends and outliers in your data -- as well as for presenting data visually in mapping format in ways that deliver actionable insights for decision-making. Course will take advantage of its location at the Station by collecting data in the field and working with other classes to identify interesting research questions.

Students in the inaugural GIS Explorations class at UMBS in 2017 work in LaRue Computer Lab.


5 credits

Prerequisites: None

Meets: Wednesdays and Saturdays


Mamadou Coulibaly