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2019 - 2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019 - 2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

GIS 420 - Advanced GIS Analysis & Programming

Credits: (3)
Prerequisite(s): GIS 201  or BIOL 445  
This course extends the existing base of GIS knowledge and skills by amplifying programmatic approaches to spatial data and analysis.  Lectures, labs, and projects emphasize GIS model development, develop spatial database architecture and design best practices, and extend knowledge of web GIS by authoring and consuming geographic web services.  Students will become familiar with methods of leveraging programming languages (such as Python) to make GIS processing easier, faster, and more accurate by scripting and automating data management, production, manipulation, and analysis procedures.  Activities develop GIS analysis skills with examples from government, social science, physical science, and the humanities.