GIS in Practice in the Pacific Northwest


Course Details

This course can only be taken as part of the Certificate in Geographic Information Systems.

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About 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. Examines 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.  Participants 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.

Requires use of ESRI's ArcGIS Desktop 10 software package; a free 1-year license is provided to students  

Program Overview

This course is part of the Certificate in Geographic Information Systems.