URPL-GP.4649, Geographic Information Systems in Urban Planning II, is designed as the second part of GIS in Urban Planning and is also a hands-on course. It covers more advanced GIS methods and techniques that are currently available in ArcGIS 10. The second class builds on and extends the knowledge and skills that students acquired in URPL-GP.4648 or through their hands-on experience using GIS elsewhere. In URPL-GP.4649, Students will be working on a number of small case studies and exercises that are more advanced and challenging than the GIS work covered in the earlier class - URPL-GP.4648.
It is anticipated that by the end of this second GIS course students will have very good working knowledge of spatial analysis, database design and management, and of mapping with ArcGIS 10. Students will be able to apply the GIS skills and knowledge they acquired in this class immediately in their current work, in their Capstone projects, and in future public service professional careers.
In this class, students will learn to design and execute more advanced real-world GIS projects working on case studies in urban planning, transportation, and housing and neighborhood planning, environmental justice and health, and more.