Course emphasis includes basic physical elements of geography, including map reading and interpretation, as well as climate, landforms, soil and natural resources and their integrated patterns of world distribution.
This course features basic cultural elements of geography including population distribution, settlement, land use patterns and their correlation with the physical elements of the world.
This course is a survey of world geographical regions that examines geographic features and areas, as well as their significance.
This course introduces maps as effective tools to record and communicate spatial information. Emphasis is on map scale and measurement, referencing systems, map types, and new geotechniques. Topics include earth geometry, geodetic survey, map projections, location and land partitioning systems, map measurement, symbolization, (3D) terrain representation and contour interpretation, thematic maps, and cartogram maps. Geographic exercises requiring geotechnologies, digital cartography, remote sensing, image interpretation, geographic information, global positioning, and interactive internet mapping are discussed.
This course introduces students to selected computer hardware and software for the storage, retrieval, manipulation, analysis, and display of geographic data. Practical applications of geographic information systems (GIS) are emphasized. This course is not intended to provide students with extensive training in particular GIS software. However, laboratory projects involving student use of Windows-based GIS software on desktop computers and Web-based mapping applications are required and will reinforce important concepts. Course fee.
Introduction to the acquisition, interpretation and mapping of aerial and satellite images. Students will also learn to use Global Positioning Systems (GPS) in the field, apply error correction of GPS data, and build Geospatial Information Systems using GPS technology. This course meets for 30 lecture hours and 30 laboratory hours.
Prerequisite(s): GEOG 204
This is a capstone course in which students will gain real world experience in the development, management, and implementation of a geospatial project. The project will be used to resolve geospatial problems in the public and private sectors, and/or in academia. This class meets for 30 lecture hours and 60 laboratory hours.
Prerequisite(s): GEOG 220