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ENV 526G Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

Prerequisite: ENV 502 or permission of the instructor. (Both semesters/1 credit) 

The principles of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) will focus on applications to environmental science ranging from pollution monitoring to land-use planning to endangered species conservation. The course will introduce the ArcViewGIS software package in the context of a variety of applications and projects. Students will put this knowledge to use immediately through laboratory exercises, and they will refine their skills through the development of a GIS modeling project.