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.

Course Offerings:
    Summer 2017 Instructor: Unlisted/TBD Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Fall 2017 Instructor: Naijun Zhou Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Spring 2019 Instructor: Naijun Zhou Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Summer 2018 Instructor: Joanne Hall Co-Instructor: View:
    Fall 2014 Instructor: Giovanni Baiocchi Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Winter 2015 Instructor: Unlisted/TBD Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Fall 2015 Instructor: Naijun Zhou Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Fall 2016 Instructor: Naijun Zhou Co-Instructor: View: 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:
    Fall 2015 Instructor: Naijun Zhou Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Fall 2016 Instructor: Naijun Zhou Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Fall 2017 Instructor: Naijun Zhou Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Spring 2019 Instructor: Naijun Zhou Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Winter 2020 Instructor: Naijun Zhou Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Fall 2014 Instructor: Naijun Zhou Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Winter 2015 Instructor: Unlisted/TBD Co-Instructor: View:
    Winter 2015 Instructor: Unlisted/TBD Co-Instructor: View:
    Spring 2015 Instructor: Naijun Zhou Co-Instructor: View: 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:
    Fall 2015 Instructor: Naijun Zhou Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Fall 2016 Instructor: Naijun Zhou Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Fall 2017 Instructor: Naijun Zhou Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Spring 2019 Instructor: Naijun Zhou Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Winter 2020 Instructor: Naijun Zhou Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Fall 2014 Instructor: Naijun Zhou Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Winter 2015 Instructor: Unlisted/TBD Co-Instructor: View:
    Winter 2015 Instructor: Unlisted/TBD Co-Instructor: View:
    Spring 2015 Instructor: Naijun Zhou Co-Instructor: View: 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:
    Spring 2017 Instructor: Unlisted/TBD Co-Instructor: View:
    Spring 2018 Instructor: Unlisted/TBD Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Winter 2015 Instructor: Ruibo Han Co-Instructor: View:
    Spring 2015 Instructor: Ruibo Han Co-Instructor: View:
    Winter 2015 Instructor: Ruibo Han Co-Instructor: View:
    Spring 2016 Instructor: Ruibo Han Co-Instructor: View:

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:
    Spring 2017 Instructor: Unlisted/TBD Co-Instructor: View:
    Spring 2018 Instructor: Unlisted/TBD Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Winter 2015 Instructor: Ruibo Han Co-Instructor: View:
    Spring 2015 Instructor: Ruibo Han Co-Instructor: View:
    Winter 2015 Instructor: Ruibo Han Co-Instructor: View:
    Spring 2016 Instructor: Ruibo Han Co-Instructor: View:

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 2020 Instructor: Naijun Zhou Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Winter 2015 Instructor: Naijun Zhou Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Spring 2015 Instructor: Naijun Zhou Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Spring 2018 Instructor: Junchuan Fan Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Spring 2019 Instructor: Naijun Zhou Co-Instructor: View: 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.

Course Offerings:
    Winter 2013 Instructor: Jonathan Resop Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Winter 2015 Instructor: Jonathan Resop Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Winter 2017 Instructor: Jonathan Resop Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Winter 2018 Instructor: Jonathan Resop Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus