140.662.02 SPATIAL ANALYSIS AND GIS I
Examines the use of Arc View Geographic Information System (GIS) software as a tool for integrating, manipulating, and displaying public health-related spatial data. Topics covered include mapping, geocoding, and manipulations related to data structures and topology. Uses selected case studies to demonstrate concepts. Focuses on using GIS to generate and refine hypotheses about public health-related spatial data in reparation for a formal statistical analysis. Although spatial statistical modeling is not a required part of the curriculum, related topics are discussed throughout. Includes both lecture and lab formats with GIS concepts and software specific details demonstrated during the lab portions.
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
conduct GIS spatial analysis by inputting, manipulating, querying, and displaying spatial data with use of the ArcGIS software;
perform Geocoding and create appropriate maps for the different types of spatial data;
identify the key differences between a GIS spatial analysis and a spatial statistical analysis.
- Tuesday 3:30 - 4:50
- Thursday 3:30 - 4:50
140.611-612 or statistical equivalent