Geovisualization of the Environment and Society

Department Numbers
Department 1: 
EAS
Number 1: 
501.215 & 218
Department 2: 
EAS
Number 2: 
501.016
Description: 

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 high 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. The course will be separated into introductory (EAS 501.015 - 1.5 credits; Jan-Feb ) and advanced (EAS 501.016 - 1.5 credits; Feb -April) modules. In the introductory portion, we will learn basic cartographic and visual fundamentals. Labs will be given in easy-to-use open-source software (e.g. Google sheets, and QGIS) that bring visualization of geographic data and analysis to life. The optional advanced module will cover terrain modeling web mapping, and animation using R and Python. 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.

Credits

Minimum Credits: 
1.5
Maximum Credits: 
3
Undergrad: 
No
Graduate: 
Yes

Terms Offered

Fall Semester: 
No
Winter Semester: 
Yes