Geographic Information Science Certificate Program - Graduate - 2011 University Catalog

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GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SCIENCE CERT

Complete the following 3 requirement(s) with a minimum GPA of 2.50:

  1. Complete the following 2 requirement(s):

    1. Complete 1 course from the following:

      ENVR 555 Fundamentals of Remote Sensing of the Environment 3
      GEOS 555 Fundamentals of Remote Sensing of the Environment 3
    2. Complete .

      EUGS 570 Geographic Information Systems 3
  2. Complete 1 course for 3 semester hours from the following list.

    ENVR 655 Advanced Environmental Remote Sensing and Image Processing 3
    EUGS 680 Spatial Analysis 3
    EUGS 770 Advanced Geographic Information Systems 3
  3. Complete a short workshop on a specialized topic, with Graduate Program Coordinator approval.

    EUGS 504 Pro-Seminar 1-4

Course Descriptions:

ENVR555: Fundamentals of Remote Sensing of the Environment

This course affords graduate students who have completed introductory courses or equivalents the opportunity to advance both practical skills in and theoretical understanding of remote sensing. The course covers a wide range of applications and promotes facility in image processing and visualization, integration with Geographic Information Systems, and spatial modeling techniques. Industry-standard software is used for demonstration and laboratory exercises. A semester project must be completed that demonstrates an application of remote sensing to a real-world environmental problem. Students are required to submit a term paper, an oral presentation, and a poster related to this project. Cross listed with GEOS 555. Offered as ENVR 555 through Spring 2012. To become EAES 511 effective Summer 2012. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: EUGS 270 or departmental approval. Not open to students who have taken ENVR 455 or GEOS 455.

ENVR655: Advanced Environmental Remote Sensing and Image Processing

This course provides a forum to explore cutting edge advances in remote sensing of the environment afforded by new satellite and aircraft based imaging platforms and to provide facility with image processing (IP) and geographic information systems (GIS) software. Topics covered include multispectral, hyperspectral and multiangular reflectance data, very high resolution panchromatic imagery, active radar and lidar systems, microwave imagery, advanced spatial and statistical raster analysis, and interfaces to GIS. Offered as ENVR 655 through Spring 2012. To become EAES 611 effective Summer 2012. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENVR 455, GEOS 455, GEOS 555, ENVR 555 or departmental approval.

EUGS504: Pro-Seminar

Research on selected problems which will vary according to instructor. May be repeated once for a maximum of eight semester hours as long as the topic is different each time. Offered as EUGS 504 through Spring 2012. To become EAES 592 effective Summer 2012. (1-4 hours seminar.) 1 - 4 sh.

EUGS570: Geographic Information Systems

Provides graduate students who have finished any introductory GIS courses or equivalents an opportunity to advance both the practical skills and theoretical understanding of GIS. The course will focus on application of GIS to urban planning, locational analysis, public health, crime analysis, resource and land use management, transportation planning, environmental management etc. In the meantime, specific topics such as geovisualization, geographic database design, GIS modeling and management will be treated as an integrated part during the applications. Offered as EUGS 570 through Spring 2012. To become EAES 510 effective Summer 2012. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Prerequisite or corequisite EUGS 270 or equivalent. Students who have taken EUGS 470 are not permitted to take this course.

EUGS680: Spatial Analysis

This course will introduce students to techniques for the analysis of spatial data. The course will heavily utilize GIS and Remote Sensing data with particular attention to applications and manipulation techniques. Topics include characterizing spatial data, data sampling, visualization, data modeling, point pattern analysis, and spatial data interaction. Offered as EUGS 680 through Spring 2012. To become EAES 610 effective Summer 2012. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: A GIS course (EUGS 470 or higher).

EUGS770: Advanced Geographic Information Systems

This course will allow students with demonstrated knowledge and skills in the geographic information sciences (GIS and/or Spatial Analysis and/or Remote Sensing) to expand on the range of techniques at their disposal for analyzing and visualizing geographic and other spatial data sets. Students are expected to develop and effect a small but well-defined research project which will result in a paper and an oral presentation. The course will make much use of industry standard GIS and Remote Sensing software packages in data application, manipulation and visualization. The course will cover programming in 3GLs, 4GLs and macro languages for processing and analyzing extensive spatial data sets as well as the construction of customized graphical user interfaces for specific applications. Offered as EUGS 770 through Spring 2012. To become EAES 710 effective Summer 2012. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: One of the following: EUGS 470, EUGS 680, ENVR 455, ENVR 655, GEOS 455, or equivalent, or departmental approval.

GEOS555: Fundamentals of Remote Sensing of the Environment

This course affords graduate students who have completed introductory courses or equivalents the opportunity to advance both practical skills in and theoretical understanding of remote sensing. The course covers a wide range of applications and promotes facility in image processing and visualization, integration with Geographic Information Systems, and spatial modeling techniques. Industry-standard software is used for demonstration and laboratory exercises. A semester project must be completed that demonstrates an application of remote sensing to a real-world environmental problem. Students are required to submit a term paper, an oral presentation, and a poster related to this project. Cross listed with ENVR 555. Offered as GEOS 555 through Spring 2012. To become EAES 511 effective Summer 2012. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: EUGS 270 or departmental approval. Not open to students who have taken ENVR 455 or GEOS 555.