Approved by the UW Department of Geography and UW College of Built Environments.
UW Seattle, Classroom, Autumn 2012
Instructor: Harvey Arnone, Leah Saunders
M, 10/8 - 12/17, 2012, 6-9 p.m.
Cost: $725 | 3 CEUs
Begins with a review of the basics of spatial modeling and the vector and raster spatial data models, followed by consideration of attribute data, relational and object-oriented databases and their links to the spatial models. Data acquisition, the basics of data-gathering instrumentation, data sources, data quality and sources of errors and their management are covered. Lab sessions, hands-on exercises and discussions consider how GIS software can be used to create and maintain geographic databases and to integrate geographic data compiled from varied sources.
Requires use of ESRI's ArcGIS Desktop 10 software package; a free 1-year license is provided to students.
No meeting Nov 12.
Instructors Tom Nolan and Harvey Arnone discuss real world applications of GIS, curriculum highlights and the professional diversity of students in this hands-on program.
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