Courses Offered in Fall 2016

GEOG306: Introduction to Quantitative Methods for the Geographic Environmental Sciences
Essentials in the quantitative analysis of spatial and other data, with a particular emphasis on statistics and programming. Topics include data display, data description and summary, statistical inference and significance tests, analysis of variance, correlation, regression, and some advanced concepts, such as matrix methods, principal component analysis, and spatial statistics. Students will develop expertise in data analysis using advanced statistical software.
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    Summer 2017 Instructor: Amanda Hoffman-Hall View Syllabus
    Fall 2017 Instructor: Naijun Zhou View Syllabus
    Fall 2016 Instructor: Naijun Zhou View Syllabus
    Fall 2015 Instructor: Naijun Zhou View Syllabus
    Winter 2015 Instructor: Amanda Hoffman-Hall View Syllabus
GEOG373: Geographic Information Systems
Characteristics and organization of geographic data; creation and use of digital geospatial databases; metadata; spatial data models for thematic mapping and map analysis; use of geographic information system in society, government, and business. Practical training with use of advanced software and geographic databases. (Technical)
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    Fall 2017 Instructor: Naijun Zhou View Syllabus
    Fall 2016 Instructor: Naijun Zhou View Syllabus
    Fall 2015 Instructor: Naijun Zhou View Syllabus
    Spring 2015 Instructor: Naijun Zhou View Syllabus
    Winter 2015 Instructor: Michael Humber
GEOG498J: Foundations for GIS: Geospatial Databases
Introduction to key aspects of database design for GIS applications; major database models that support spatial data; formal models for key spatial relationships that underlie many different GIS applications; basics of SQL for making queries on datasets; design and construction of ArcGIS geodatabases; ArcGIS tools for geoprocessing. Lab sections will occasionally meet in LEF 1136 or 1138. Students must pay a $40.00 lab materials fee.
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    Fall 2016 Instructor: Unlisted/TBD
GEOG650: MOBILE GIS
This course covers how to create, test, and publish mobile GIS applications that work across multiple platforms (Android, iOS, and Black Berry Tablet OS) and adapt to a smartphone or tablet display.
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    Fall 2016 Instructor: Jonathan Resop View Syllabus
    Fall 2015 Instructor: Jonathan Resop View Syllabus
    Fall 2014 Instructor: Jonathan Resop View Syllabus
    Fall 2013 Instructor: Eunjung Elle Lim
GEOG651: Spatial Statistics
This course covers the statistical modeling of spatial data and data analysis that are most useful to geographers and others who use spatial data. It provides the student with more advanced methods with an emphasis on practical techniques for problem solving. Home assignments are designed to help the student understand the fundamental concepts and principles in depth and allow the student to gain experience in the use of S-Plus statistical software and two powerful extensions of ArcGIS: Spatial analyst, and Geostatistical analyst. There is a $40.00 lab fee for this course.
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    Fall 2016 Instructor: Eunjung Elle Lim View Syllabus
    Fall 2015 Instructor: Eunjung Elle Lim View Syllabus
    Fall 2014 Instructor: Eunjung Elle Lim View Syllabus
GEOG654: GIS and Spatial Modeling
Provide foundations and understanding on various issues related to modeling and simulation in GIS context. It will addresses the concepts, tools, and techniques of GIS modeling, and presents modeling concepts and theory as well as provides opportunities for hands-on model design, construction, and application. The focus will be on raster-based modeling. This course is also application-orientated, particularly in these fields such as terrain modeling, LULC modeling, hydrological modeling, suitability modeling, etc.
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    Fall 2017 Instructor: Jonathan Resop View Syllabus
    Fall 2016 Instructor: Jonathan Resop View Syllabus
    Fall 2015 Instructor: Jonathan Resop View Syllabus
    Fall 2014 Instructor: Jonathan Resop View Syllabus
    Fall 2013 Instructor: Jonathan Resop View Syllabus