Offered in GIS Lab
204 - Introduction to GIS for the Social Sciences
To manipulate database and spatial information and to
create GIS based illustrations and maps. This lab-based
introductory course will provide a foundation in GIS
for Social Scientists. Students will incorporate data
searching and acquisition, manipulation of information
in spreadsheets, reviewing quality of data, spatial
properties of geographic information, linking meta-data
to spatial features, basic cartographic techniques and
205 - Cartography & Geomatics
This course examines the types of geographic data, methods
of data gathering, storage, manipulation and display.
This includes elements of surveying, cartography, aerial
photography, GIS and remote sensing.
300 - Geographical Information Systems
This course provides an introduction to GIS technology,
data input, analysis, database management and output;
digital terrain models and data integration. considered.
413/613 - Advanced GIS
A project oriented course following on from GEOG 300-3
and including topics such as spatial data set construction,
data conversion, advanced digital elevation modeling,
visualization and integration of raster imagery.
432/632 - Remote Sensing
Digital processing of satellite imagery and integration
with raster and vector GIS technology in natural resources
and remote sensing of the environment. Topics include
sensor platforms and data collection, pre-processing,
enhancement, classification, change detection, multi-data
integration and vectorization.
457/657 - Advanced Remote Sensing
This project-oriented course focuses on advanced classification procedures incorporating digital elevation data, fuzzy and object-oriented classification, and new millennium data sources including ASTER, RADAR, MODIS, LiDAR and high-resolution scenes. Repeat imagery is used to assess local and global changes in land cover, oceanic, atmospheric and/or cryospheric environments.
499/799 - Independent Studies
Concentration on a particular topic agreed upon by a
member of the faculty and the student (maximum 6 credit
400 - Natural Resources & Environment Management
Natural resource management planning processes to include
crown land and different lease arrangements as well
as private land. Inventory, public involvement, implementation,
monitoring, and assessing resource values.
ENPL 303 - Spatial
Planning with Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
Methods from geographical information science can be
used in various ways in spatial planning. The course
provides knowledge about the methods from GIS and decision
support systems that are most important to planners.
The laboratories demonstrate how decision support systems
are used within various fields of spatial planning.
Emphasis is placed upon urban and rural planning issues
and location analysis techniques.
The course explores the power that geographical information systems and databases can bring to location analysis and decision support for infrastructure. The students are expected to have taken a basic course introductory course in GIS. Using this background knowledge the students are expected to expand there GIS and analysis skills
ENPL 305 - Environmental
Analysis of environmental impact statements and their legal framework; methods of environmental assessment.
ENSC 200 - Fundamentals of Environmental Engineering
This course introduces Environmental Engineering by introducing principles, applications, and design concepts pertinent to water quality and pollution, drinking and waste water treatment, solid and hazardous waste management, and air pollution and control. Additionally, the course includes some fundamental engineering concepts, such as the centroid of a body and composite bodies, moments, and Mohr's circle. Lab sessions include an introduction to computer-based engineering analysis and design tools such as speadsheets, CAD and GIS.