Environmental Applications of GIS (GIS 0340)

E-mail: lsinfo@gmu.edu

Phone: 703-993-2109

Fax: 703-993-2121

This three-day elective examines how GIS has a long and respectable history with regards to applications in the natural resources arena. This course provides an overview of how GIS has been and can be applied to Environmental and Natural Resource issues. Environmental modeling of atmosphere, biosphere and the earth processes are discussed and students are exposed to a variety of examples. Sources of terrain, natural resources and environmental data are reviewed and case studies of specific applications are provided. This course includes a significant hands-on component.

Prerequisite(s): GIS 0110: Introduction to ArcGIS
Courses are offered in a three day seminar format. Classes can be taken individually to strengthen your working knowledge or as part of the certificate program to enhance your career development. Certificate and non-certificate students are awarded 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit) per ten hours of successful classroom participation. It is possible to complete the certificate in 4 to 36 months. Tailored seminars taught on your premises can be arranged, please call 703-993-2109 or e-mail lscont@gmu.edu for details.
This course is part of the Geographic Information Systems certificate program. It may also be taken alone without pursuing a certificate.

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