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LAR-780P Geospatial Landscapes

3 Credits

This course presents methods of mapping landscapes through the lens of data archives. Students will leverage tools of GIS, data visualization, and 3D modeling to graphically narrate powerful stories about how landscapes change over time, from ecological conditions to zones of agglomeration. Weekly workshops introduce data analysis and visualization techniques for remote sensing, demographic and economic data, environmental and atmospheric conditions, land cover, subsurface conditions, and more. Students will learn to convey morphological, demographic, or environmental phenomena through data archives such as the U.S. Census or Landsat imagery. No prior experience with GIS is required.