About this Course
This course explores the wide range of professions that utilize GIS through presentations of GIS applications in the Pacific Northwest and especially the Puget Sound region. We'll examine management approaches to GIS and the issues faced by managers responsible for implementing GIS projects in fields such as natural resource management, business applications in marketing, and real estate, urban planning, public safety, utility operations, mass transit support and disaster management. You'll use lab sessions to realize the goal of GIS project completion and presentation. Project teams receive instruction and coaching on visualization, analytical summaries and report generation.
Other topics include protection of innovations, legal constraints on GIS operations, risk management and GIS strategy.