Welcome to the home page for GEOB 370 – Advanced Issues in GIScience. This course builds upon the Introduction to GIScience course (GEOB 270) offered in the UBC Department of Geography. In this course we focus on advanced GIScience topics such as the nature of geographic data, uncertainty in geographic data, database management systems, and advanced spatial analysis. Overall, the course is aimed at furthering your understanding of how geographic information can be used to solve problems and gain insights, and how GIS plays an important role in many areas of Geography–both human and physical–as well as in disciplines ranging from Archaeology and Ecology through to Water Resource Management and Zoology.

After taking this course you will be able to conduct advanced spatial analyses using both raster and vector data, know what makes spatial data ‘special’ (e.g., MAUP, projections), identify appropriate sources for spatial data (e.g., GPS, remote sensing, online sources), and learn how to collaborate with others as you work towards a common goal (i.e., the project).


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Updated: December 26, 2019 by Luke Bergmann.