GEOG 435-001 GIS PROGRAMMING Theory and application of computer programming solutions in geography. This course focuses on developing custom computer programs addressing classical problems in geography and spatial analysis not ordinarily solved using out-of-the-box GIS software. Students are introduced to basic programming techniques, object model diagrams, component object modeling (COM) and spatial databases. Prerequisites: GEOG 320 and COSC 117, 118, or 120. Three hours per week.
GEOG 619-701 MANAGING GIS Study of strategies for successful GIS management and implementation in an organization-wide context. Implementation management strategies are introduced through systematic user needs assessment, requirements specification, database design, application development, pilot project testing, implementation, operation, and maintenance. Public policy requirements and legal responsibilities for geographic records managment are also examined. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and GEOG 419 or GEOG 519. Three hours per week.
GEOG 319-010 GEOG INFORMATION SCIENCE Study of automated information handling using geographically referenced data to support spatial analysis. Consideration of and experience in the collection, storage and display of computer manipulated data. Includes hands-on experience with a variety of commercial software GIS packages. Prerequisite: GEOG 219. Three hours lecture, one two-hour laboratory per week.
GEOG 450-010 TOPICS IN GEOGRAPHY Analysis of a selected systematic/regional topic to be entered on the student’s transcript. May be taken three times for credit under different subtitles. Prerequisite: Permission of the department chair. One to four hours per week.
GEOG 450-011 TOPICS IN GEOGRAPHY Analysis of a selected systematic/regional topic to be entered on the student’s transcript. May be taken three times for credit under different subtitles. Prerequisite: Permission of the department chair. One to four hours per week.