GEOS 370

Welcome to GEOS 370!

Assignment submission, messaging, and some materials are on Canvas, but this is the main site for the course.

This course builds upon Introduction to GIScience (GEOS 270) offered in the UBC Department of Geography. Here, we focus on advanced GIScience topics such as the nature of geographic data, uncertainty in geographic data, database management systems, and advanced spatial analysis. Through labs, lectures, and readings, we stress the importance of theory and concepts to applied GIS analysis and vice-versa. Overall, the course is aimed at furthering your understanding of how geographic information can be used to ask questions, explore data, and solve problems, as well as how GIS plays an important role in many areas of Geography–across human and physical geography–as well as in disciplines ranging from Archaeology and Ecology through to Urban Planning and Zoology.

After taking this course you will be able to conduct advanced spatial analyses using both raster and vector data, know about special aspects of spatial information (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).

Enjoy the course!

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