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College Catalog 2015-2016 
College Catalog 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

GEOG 364 - GIS and Community Partnerships

In this course we collaborate with a local partner to collect, analyze and present geospatial information. Our primary tool is a Geographic Information System. Through meetings and discussions with our partner, we develop a plan for data collection and analysis and then work collaboratively to finish the project. This course may include field excursions to local sites as well as significant time devoted to working in groups and individually. We focus on the basics of project management as well as technical skills. In previous semesters we have collaborated with partners engaged in natural resource management, urban studies, and geographic education. Topics covered in the course include data collection, data quality and metadata, data structures, visualization, and spatial analysis and modeling. Lab section is required. Three lecture hours and one laboratory hour per week required. Prerequisite(s): GEOG 225  or permission of the instructor. Fall semester. (4 Credits)