Course description

This course will be run as a lab designed to introduce students to geographic information systems (GIS) as an urban mapping tool. It will provide students with an understanding of mapping with GIS, as well as provide practical hands-on experience with GIS software, and understanding of how GIS can be applied to urban studies practice and research. The course will help students feel comfortable working within the GIS environment and be familiar with a range of available tools and methods for mapping. Students will learn how to conceive of and manage a GIS project, which involves figuring out an urban analysis and research problem that requires GIS data and spatial analysis and collecting, processing, and analyzing urban spatial data to interpret findings. Mapping completed during the workshop will be exhibited, and grades will be based on overall performance in the workshop.

Enrollment limited to: non-URS students

Summer 2024: Online course