NREM 250: GIS Application in Environmental Science and Natural Resource Management (2 credits)
An overview of geographic information system (GIS) applications in environmental science and natural resource management by examining case histories and completion of a GIS project. Students are also introduced to the basics of integrating the global position system (GPS) and remote sensing (RS) into a GIS to solve problems in environmental science and natural resource management. (1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory)
Pre-Requisite(s): Credit for GIS 150, equivalent coursework, working knowledge of GIS, or consent of the instructor.
Recommended Preparation: BIOL 124, GEOG 101, or similar environmental science coursework.
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:
- Describe and analytically discuss specific case histories in the application of GIS, GPS and RS in environmental science and natural resource management.
- Use GPS technologies and remotely sensed imagery in GIS development to understand and solve environmental science and natural resource management problems.
- Develop and explain a GIS that deals with a problem in environmental science and/or natural resource management.
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