Course Detail
Units:
4.0
Course Components:
Laboratory
Lecture
Enrollment Information
Enrollment Requirement:
Prerequisite: MATH 1030 or MATH 1050 or equivalent.
Requirement Designation:
Quantitative Intensive BS
Course Attribute:
Online
Quantitative Reasoning BS
Description
A recent increase in the use of digital geographic information in many fields has created the need for experts with the knowledge to use this information to society's benefit. Geographers, engineers, environmental scientists, planners, social scientists, computer scientists and many other professionals will encounter digital geographic information in some form in their future careers. This course introduces students to issues that arise in using this information in scientific and decision-making arenas. Topics include: applications of geographic information; modeling geographic reality; spatial data collection; geographic analysis; accuracy and uncertainty; visualization; and legal, economic, and ethical issues associated with the use of geographic information.