Geospatial Courses

These courses are offered by the Department of Urban Planning and Policy.
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UPP 458. Introduction to Geospatial Analysis and Visualization I. 

2 hours. A basic introduction to the softwares used and rules governing effective communication of geospatial and other data in visual format. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing. Extensive computer use required. Meets eight weeks of the semester.

UPP 459. Introduction to Geospatial Analysis and Visualization II. 

2 hours. In-depth instruction in softwares used and rules governing effective communication of geospatial and other data in visual format. Exploration of design principles for communicating complex information in a variety of formats. Prerequisite(s): Grade of B or better in UPP 458; and senior standing or above; extensive computer use required; or consent of the instructor. Meets eight weeks of the semester

UPP 461. Geographic Information Systems for Planning and Policy. 

3 or 4 hours. Applications of Geographic Information Systems to understanding spatial relationships for their importance in planning use and policy making across a variety of disciplines/policy sectors. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or above; and consent of the instructor. Priority registration will be given to students admitted to a campus certificate program in Geospatial Analysis and Visualization.

UPP 462. Intermediate GIS for Planning and Policy. 

3 or 4 hours. To reinforce and expand on topics taught in UPP 461 and introduce more advanced features of GIS and its applications to urban planning and policy. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours.  Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or above; and approval of the department; extensive computer use required. Priority registration will be given to students admitted to the campus certificate program in Geospatial Analysis and Visualization.
UPP 463. Complexity-based Models for Planning and Policy. 

3 or 4 hours. Introduction to complexity-based models and their possible applications to a range of planning and public policy issues. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or above; and approval of the department; extensive computer use required. Recommended background: Experience in object-oriented programming is helpful but not required. Priority registration will be given to students admitted to the campus certificate program in Geospatial Analysis and Visualization.