2023-2024 Catalog

EVST 205 Geographic Information Systems for Studies in Environment and Society

Introduction to geographic information systems based on principles of geographic information science including geodesy, data modeling, geodatabase design, spatial analysis, and cartography. Environmental Studies research methods will be used for GIS instruction and will be drawn from the social and natural sciences. A humanistic, critical approach to GIS and the visual narratives encoded in maps will also be explored. Laboratory instruction will focus on developing knowledge and skills for desktop and web GIS applications.