Courses Offered in Winter 2015

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
GEOG376: Introduction to Computer Programming for GIS
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).
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    Spring 2017 Instructor: Grant McKenzie
    Spring 2016 Instructor: Ruibo Han
    Spring 2015 Instructor: Ruibo Han
    Winter 2015 Instructor: Ruibo Han
    Winter 2015 Instructor: Ruibo Han
GEOG473: Geographic Information Systems and Spatial Analysis
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.
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    Spring 2015 Instructor: Naijun Zhou View Syllabus
    Winter 2015 Instructor: Naijun Zhou View Syllabus
GEOG788G: Advanced Remote Sensing using Lidar
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 2017 Instructor: Jonathan Resop View Syllabus
    Winter 2015 Instructor: Jonathan Resop View Syllabus
    Winter 2013 Instructor: Jonathan Resop View Syllabus