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Courses Offered at Pitt Oakland Campus Fall 2017-2018
ANTH 2532 - ADVANCED TOPICS IN GIS: ANALYSIS OF REGIONS AND RESOURCES
This course takes a problem-oriented approach to the use of GIS (Geographic Information Systems) and related tools in archaeology. We will cover concepts, case studies, theoretical issues, and analytic techniques useful for addressing particular kinds of questions about the relationships among archaeological sites and between people and the land they inhabited. Topics include catchments and resource use, travel and transport over terrain, visibility, hydrology, locational modeling, and networks and spatial syntax. Students may choose to participate in an optional lab component on ESRI ArcGIS software or to work with Idrissi and AutoCAD. It is expected that students will have taken Archaeological Data Analysis II and be familiar with techniques for the acquisition and management of spatial data, the use of vector graphics, rasters (including map algebra), and spatial statistics. The course pairs well with ANTH 2541(Regional Settlement, Communities, and Demography), and students are encouraged to take the courses sequentially.
GEOL 1445 (and GEOL 2449) - GIS, GPS, AND COMPUTER METHODS
The goal of this course is to gain expertise in the methods of Geographic Information Systems using the GeoTRANS and ArcGIS software packages on PC based workstations. No previous computer classes are required. Students will be graded on the basis of approximately 5 computer assignments, in-class exercises, a project, and final exam. This course is a core course for the GIS Certificate. Combined course with GEOL 2449
INFOSCI 1068 - Geospatial Information Systems (GIS)
Introduction to geographic information system (GIS) concept and technology including spatial data sources, spatial data models and structures, spatial database management, map projection systems, geocoding and georeferencing, spatial analysis, spatial data visualization (maps), GIS applications (e.g., address-location finding, navigation, routing), and commercial GIS software packages.
URBNST 1102 - Introduction to GIS
This course introduces the fundamental principles of geo-spatial analysis using ArcGIS Desktop and Microsoft Excel. It will focus on teaching students the principles of GIS through computer-based exercises and projects. Exercises will train students in acquiring, analyzing, mapping , and managing geospatial data in order to address predominately urban problems. An emphasis will be placed on bridging the gap between performing geo-spatial analyzes using GIS and designing readable and understandable outputs . Exercises and projects will be centered on topics and applications relevant to urban studies, political science, sociology and economics. These include, but are not limited to: Urban planning, housing, education, and public administration.
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