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ENVSC 215: Introduction to Environmental Mapping

Course description  
    
An interdisciplinary examination of the theory and techniques used in the mapping and geographic analysis of environmental problems.  Environmental research increasingly depends on the ability to gather, analyze, and present geographic data using tools like global positioning systems (GPS) and geographic information systems (GIS).  Students are introduced to the use of these technologies through an applied case- study approach.  Selected topics include: defining and building a GIS, map interpretation, coordinate systems and map projections, database design, and geographic analysis and modeling.  Lecture: Two periods.  Lab/field: One period.  Prerequisite: Environmental Science 110 or permission of the instructor.  This course may not be counted as a laboratory course for the Natural Science distribution requirement. Can be taken during fall semester only.



ENVSC 315: Advanced Environmental Mapping
   
Course description  
    
An interdisciplinary examination of advanced techniques used in the mapping and analysis of environmental problems.  The application of remotely sensed data, coordinate geometry, and web-based mapping are introduced through case studies of local environmental issues.  Students develop and implement geographic information systems for local projects.  Selected topics include: digitizing and vectorization, metadata documentation, suitability and visibility analyses, network analysis, and GPS data collection and processing techniques.  Lecture: Two periods.  Lab/field: One period.  Prerequisite: Environmental Science 215 or permission of the instructor.  This course may not be counted as a laboratory course for the Natural Science distribution requirement.  Can be taken during spring semester only. 


Annual Environmental Mapping Student Poster Display
Students get a chance to showcase their work at the spring poster session.

Spring 2012

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