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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    Fall 2014Instructor: Giovanni BaiocchiView: Syllabus
    Winter 2015Instructor: Amanda Hoffman-HallView: Syllabus
    Fall 2015Instructor: Naijun ZhouView: Syllabus
    Fall 2016Instructor: Naijun ZhouView: Syllabus
    Summer 2017Instructor: Amanda Hoffman-HallView: Syllabus
    Fall 2017Instructor: Naijun ZhouView: Syllabus
    Spring 2019Instructor: Naijun ZhouView: Syllabus

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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    Spring 2019Instructor: Naijun ZhouView: Syllabus
    Fall 2014Instructor: Naijun ZhouView: Syllabus
    Winter 2015Instructor: Michael Humber
    Winter 2015Instructor: Michael Humber
    Spring 2015Instructor: Naijun ZhouView: Syllabus
    Fall 2015Instructor: Naijun ZhouView: Syllabus
    Fall 2016Instructor: Naijun ZhouView: Syllabus
    Fall 2017Instructor: Naijun ZhouView: Syllabus

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)

Course Offerings:
    Spring 2019Instructor: Naijun ZhouView: Syllabus
    Fall 2014Instructor: Naijun ZhouView: Syllabus
    Winter 2015Instructor: Michael Humber
    Winter 2015Instructor: Michael Humber
    Spring 2015Instructor: Naijun ZhouView: Syllabus
    Fall 2015Instructor: Naijun ZhouView: Syllabus
    Fall 2016Instructor: Naijun ZhouView: Syllabus
    Fall 2017Instructor: Naijun ZhouView: Syllabus

Introduces conceptual and practical aspects of programming for geographic applications. The main focus is on developing a solid understanding of basic programming techniques irrespective of the specific programming language including variables, looping, conditional statements, nesting, math, strings, and other concepts. In addition, students will develop a proficiency in applying these basic programming principles to manipulating spatial data sources within the Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

Course Offerings:
    Winter 2015Instructor: Ruibo Han
    Spring 2015Instructor: Ruibo Han
    Winter 2015Instructor: Ruibo Han
    Spring 2016Instructor: Ruibo Han
    Spring 2017Instructor: Unlisted/TBD
    Spring 2018Instructor: Unlisted/TBDView: Syllabus

Introduces conceptual and practical aspects of programming for geographic applications. The main focus is on developing a solid understanding of basic programming techniques irrespective of the specific programming language including variables, looping, conditional statements, nesting, math, strings, and other concepts. In addition, students will develop a proficiency in applying these basic programming principles to manipulating spatial data sources within the Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

Course Offerings:
    Winter 2015Instructor: Ruibo Han
    Spring 2015Instructor: Ruibo Han
    Winter 2015Instructor: Ruibo Han
    Spring 2016Instructor: Ruibo Han
    Spring 2017Instructor: Unlisted/TBD
    Spring 2018Instructor: Unlisted/TBDView: Syllabus

Analytical uses of geographic information systems; data models for building geographic data bases; types of geographic data and spatial problems; practical experience using advanced software for thematic domains such as terrain analysis, land suitability modeling, demographic analysis, and transportation studies.

Course Offerings:
    Winter 2015Instructor: Naijun ZhouView: Syllabus
    Spring 2015Instructor: Naijun ZhouView: Syllabus
    Spring 2018Instructor: Junchuan FanView: Syllabus
    Spring 2019Instructor: Naijun ZhouView: Syllabus

Lidar, also known as laser scanning, is an active remote sensing tool that can produce high-resolution point clouds. Lidar is being applied to problems such as terrain modeling, biomass estimation, change detection, feature extraction, and measuring tree canopy. Topics covered are fundamentals of lidar, current developments in lidar technology, and different applications where lidar is being used. Students will get hands-on learning about lidar data management, processing, and analysis.

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    Winter 2013Instructor: Jonathan ResopView: Syllabus
    Winter 2015Instructor: Jonathan ResopView: Syllabus
    Winter 2017Instructor: Jonathan ResopView: Syllabus
    Winter 2018Instructor: Jonathan ResopView: Syllabus