Geoprocessing and Analysis (formerly: Introduction to Spatial Analysis)

Geoprocessing and Analysis (formerly: Introduction to Spatial Analysis)

Course Number: ERT X450.2

3 units

A general survey of available quantitative methods for spatial analysis using Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Learn about the functionality of GIS as an effective tool to model and analyze complex spatial relationships. Examine:

  • Fundamental and theoretical components of spatial information for building topological relationships among spatial features and multiple map layers
  • Quantitative methods for pattern analysis and problem solving
  • Models and techniques for surface analysis, such as krigging, smoothing, filtering, inverse distance weighting, and distance-decay


ERT 802.2, Introduction to ArcGIS, ERT 808.1, Learning ArcGIS Desktop:A Self-Paced Online Course, or Arc GIS experience and consent of program coordinator.

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