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GEOG0328

GIS for the Developing World

GIS for the Developing World
In this course we will explore the opportunities and challenges of using geographic information systems (GIS) to study population and environmental change in least developed countries. Students will learn techniques to overcome the digital divide in countries with scarce data and low technological capacity, drawing on examples from Africa. In labs and independent projects, we will use open source software and data, learn how to control for data errors and quality, digitize and classify satellite images, analyze change over time, and practice participatory GIS. Throughout the course, we will critically reflect on how GIS affects our understanding and governance of society and the environment. (GEOG 0120) 3 hrs. lect./disc./3 hrs. lab
Subject:
Geography
Department:
Geography
Division:
Social Sciences
Requirements Fulfilled:
AAL DED SOC

Sections

Spring 2015

GEOG0328A-S15 Lecture
GEOG0328Z-S15 Lab

Spring 2014

GEOG0328A-S14 Lecture (Holler)
GEOG0328Z-S14 Lab (Holler)