Link to syllabus and lecture schedule for last offering (2012)
The course provides an introduction to the fundamental concepts in Geographic Information Systems (GISs) for upper division undergraduate and beginning graduate students in engineering. The course presents GIS theory with an engineering application focus.COURSE OBJECTIVES:
At the conclusion of the course, students should be able to:
- Explain the fundamental concepts in the acquisition, processing, organization, and management of spatial data;
- Use spatial data and spatial analysis in engineering problem solving;
- Explain the advantages and disadvantages of using raster vs. vector based GIS;
- Utilize raster (Idrisi) and vector (ArcGIS) GIS packages to perform spatial analysis.
Within the context of the course purpose and objectives presented above, this course will contribute to graduates achieving the following specific outcomes:
- Ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering:
- Mathematically manipulate spatial data;
- Understand and apply basic spatial analysis principles to creatively solve problems.
- Ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data:
- Analysis spatial data.
- Ability to communicate effectively:
- Exhibit effective written communication skills;
- Practice professional communication through preparation of laboratory
exercise and project reports, and memoranda.
- Ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems:
- Demonstrate spatial skills for problem solving;
- Manage and analyze spatial data to determine solutions to spatial challenges.
- Ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for
- Become proficient users of software tools for spatial analysis.
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