UENV
3200

Spatial Thinking with GIS

Schools of Public Engagement: Environmental Studies

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Spatial Thinking with GIS
Spring 2023
Taught By: Stephen Metts
Section: A

CRN: 11009

Credits: 4

With the rapid growth of computing technologies, geographic information systems (GIS) have become an important tool for examining many crucial urban issues, including human health, social equity, urbanization, and climate change. GIS are used extensively by nonprofit, business and government sectors to examine the spatial aspects of these issues and inform research, planning and decision making practices. This course offers a conceptual, technical and practical introduction to the field of spatial analysis and GIS. In collaboration with local nonprofit organizations engaged in practices of environmental planning and social justice, students and class partners will co-create knowledge and practices through applied GIS projects. Through these hands-on projects with class partners, students will experience project design and management, gain literacy in spatial data models and methods of spatial analysis, engage with theoretical underpinnings of spatial reasoning, and critically examine responsible methods of spatial analysis and cartographic representation.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Environmental Studies (UENV)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Laboratory (B)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 6

Add/Drop Deadline: February 5, 2023 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 4:42am EDT 5/29/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Monday, Wednesday
Times: 12:00pm - 1:40pm
Building: Academic Entrance 63 Fifth Ave
Room: L107
Date Range: 1/23/2023 - 5/15/2023