Prof. David Merwin giving a lecture in the GIS LabGeographic Information Systems (GIS) provide a set
of useful tools for spatial and quantitative analysis. Non-majors interested in using these tools may wish
to consider the course below, which is taught in the Geography Department's computer laboratory space.
(Photo: Professor David Merwin giving a lecture in the GIS Lab)

GEOG 216 Introduction to Geographical Information Systems
An introduction to the use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) in analyzing spatial data, including methods of data acquisition, and the theory and design of GIS storage and to various aspects of retail location, urban planning, and environmental concerns.
Prerequisite: Prior knowledge of computers, with permission of the instructor; or CSCI 120 Introduction to Information Technology.

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