Intro Geovisualization of Environment and Society
Visuals are becoming increasingly important for communicating and understanding environmental and sustainability issues. In this course, we will learn how to bring greater interactivity and knowledge discovery to the highly spatial challenges that we encounter in our professional domains and research projects using novel geovisualization tools. You will learn techniques for collecting, analyzing, and presenting geospatial data from new mobile technologies, and public and private repositories.
We will learn basic cartographic and visual fundamentals. Labs will be given in easy-to-use open-source software (e.g. Google sheets, QGIS, and R Studio)that bring visualization of geographic data and analysis to life. Labs and lectures are based on case studies in environmental equity, conservation, global environmental change and urban design, making this course of interest to students broadly.