GEOG 344-Geographic Information Systems


Geographic Information Systems (GIS) has become an important integrating component of Geography.  The purpose of this course is to further expose student to the theory and applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS).  The course will build on knowledge gained in Geog. 307 (Introduction to Remote Sensing and GIS), which will be a pre-requisite. The Remote Sensing component of the course will comprise “Information extraction” from remotely sensed data for incorporation into the GIS database.  The course covers theory and practicals involving laboratory sessions with the objective of giving students a deeper insight into defining and implementing GIS problems in natural and socio-economic resource management. GIS software is introduced for input, analysis and display of spatial data.