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GIS Field Applications - ENVIRON 463

GIS is more than just mapping. It supports key decisions about wildlife habitat, renewable energy, human health, climate change, sustainable cities, and more.


2 credits, awarded in Fall 2020

Prerequisites: one of the following classes: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Explorations (ENVIRON 309/EARTH 309), Introduction to GIS in the Earth Sciences (EARTH 403/408 & ENVIRON 403), or Principles of GIS (EAS 531). 

Dates: August 10-22, 2020

Location: U-M Biological Station

InstructorMamadou Coulibaly

TO ENROLL: Fill out the UMBS application. You will register for ENVIRON 463 for the Fall 2020 semester.

*Note: This course runs for two weeks in August, 2020, but you will enroll for FALL term credit. You may not have to pay additional tuition if your total fall credits are within 12-18 hours. Students taking fewer than 12 or more than 18 credit hours will be assessed fees on those credits.
You will live at the Biological Station for the duration of this extension course. Your room and board is covered by UMBS Transforming Learning scholarships.

Course Description

This extension of introdutory GIS will give you experience using GIS in field research planning and analysis. You will come up with research questions that can be addressed with the aid of data set mapping. And you'll use real data -- pre-existing and self-generated -- to produce new knowledge.

Collecting field data.
More data collection, this time at Lake Michigan.
Even in two weeks students assemble enough information for short presentations of their research.