Zvia Naphtali
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Public Administration

Zvia Segal Naphtali, Ph.D., is an Adjunct Clinical Professor of Public Administration at Wagner where she has been teaching for over eighteen years. She teaches a number of courses on spatial analysis and statistical mapping, including (1) Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in Planning (a four credit course in two parts URPL-GP 4648 and URPL-GP 4649); (2) Advanced Applications of GIS, and until this year also (3) Mapping (GIS) for Health Care Professionals; Dr. Naphtali also teaches a workshop once a year (in the Fall) on Designing, Conducting, and Analyzing Surveys and Interviews.

Dr. Naphtali is a research scientist at the Institute for Civil Infrastructure Systems (ICIS), a multidisciplinary research institute affiliated with New York University's Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.

In her work as Research Scientist at the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service/ Institute for Civil Infrastructure Systems (ICIS), Dr. Naphtali was responsible for the design and preparation of maps for the South Bronx Environmental Health and Policy Study. At the Institute for Civil Infrastructure Systems (ICIS) she is currently responsible for the GIS work involved in mapping the location and concentration of critical infrastructure in the USA for Project CREATE (Center for Risk and Terrorism Events). See http://www.icisnyu.org/ix/projects/detail/2

Dr. Naphtali is the author of the GIS web course on "Mapping for Health Care Professionals". This course has been offered on the ESRI Website from 2001 - 2011. It In recent years, Prof. Naphtali has been presenting her GIS work at ESRI conferences, several universities in Israel and in the International University in Hiroshima, Japan, and at local GIS meetings in New York City. She is a founding member and active participant of GISMO, the New York Metropolitan Area's largest geographic information systems (GIS) users' group, see http://www.geo.hunter.cuny.edu/gismo/

Dr. Naphtali is also the President of Resource Mobilization Inc., a consulting firm specializing in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) applications; survey design, administration and analysis, statistical and demographic analysis (Census).

Dr. Naphtali received a B.S. and M.A from the School of Education, New York University and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology from New York University.

Semester Course
Fall 2014 UPADM-GP.283.001 Geographic Information Systems

In this hands-on Geographic Information Systems (GIS) course students will learn to work with the leading mapping software, ArcGIS.  Class and homework exercises will focus on methods of preparing, analyzing, visualizing/mapping a variety of urban planning data, crime data, and data on emergency/disaster impacts and more.  They will also learn to save and share the maps they create, and the analysis results, in both printed form and on the internet.

Throughout this Introduction to GIS course students will be working with data that will be supplied by Prof. Naphtali but they will also learn to search for and download GIS data from various internet sites.

By the end of this GIS course, students will have a solid understanding of how GIS maps and ArcGIS tools can be used to visualize and analyze real-world features, to discover patterns in data, to obtain information and to communicate it with others using maps in printed form and on the internet.

 


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Fall 2013 URPL-GP.4648.001 Geographic Information Systems in Urban Planning I

The primary purpose of this hands-on introduction to GIS course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills they need to solve problems in urban planning, transportation, housing and neighborhood planning, crime and other areas using spatial analysis and the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software called ArcGIS. Students will be working with the latest version of ArcGIS (version 10).

Students will be able to apply these new skills immediately in their current work, in their Capstone projects, and in their future public service professional careers.

In this course, students will be introduced to ArcMap, Catalog, ArcCatalog and the ArcToolboxs and to some of the techniques of manipulating and displaying spatial data while working on a several exercises and case studies. Students will also be introduced to the variety of applications of mapping, and to database design and data management concepts. They will learn to manipulate and query spatial data, to prepare map layouts, and to design professional looking maps. They will also learn to embed their maps in written reports and PowerPoints.


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Fall 2013 URPL-GP.4649.001 Geographic Information Systems in Urban Planning II

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.


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Summer 2013 URPL-GP.4648.001 Geographic Information Systems in Urban Planning I

The primary purpose of this hands-on introduction to GIS course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills they need to solve problems in urban planning, transportation, housing and neighborhood planning, crime and other areas using spatial analysis and the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software called ArcGIS. Students will be working with the latest version of ArcGIS (version 10).

Students will be able to apply these new skills immediately in their current work, in their Capstone projects, and in their future public service professional careers.

In this course, students will be introduced to ArcMap, Catalog, ArcCatalog and the ArcToolboxs and to some of the techniques of manipulating and displaying spatial data while working on a several exercises and case studies. Students will also be introduced to the variety of applications of mapping, and to database design and data management concepts. They will learn to manipulate and query spatial data, to prepare map layouts, and to design professional looking maps. They will also learn to embed their maps in written reports and PowerPoints.


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Fall 2012 URPL-GP.4648.001 Geographic Information Systems in Urban Planning I

The primary purpose of this hands-on introduction to GIS course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills they need to solve problems in urban planning, transportation, housing and neighborhood planning, crime and other areas using spatial analysis and the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software called ArcGIS. Students will be working with the latest version of ArcGIS (version 10).

Students will be able to apply these new skills immediately in their current work, in their Capstone projects, and in their future public service professional careers.

In this course, students will be introduced to ArcMap, Catalog, ArcCatalog and the ArcToolboxs and to some of the techniques of manipulating and displaying spatial data while working on a several exercises and case studies. Students will also be introduced to the variety of applications of mapping, and to database design and data management concepts. They will learn to manipulate and query spatial data, to prepare map layouts, and to design professional looking maps. They will also learn to embed their maps in written reports and PowerPoints.


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Fall 2012 PADM-GP.4114.001 Surveys and Interviews: A Laboratory on Techniques of Sampling, Designing, Conducting, and Analyzing Surveys and Interviews

This workshop will provide students with the skills they need to design, conduct and analyze mail, telephone, and internet surveys, focus groups and face-to-face interviews as well as critically evaluate those designed and implemented by others. These types of instruments are designed for a variety of purposes and for different settings including public policy, the study urban problems, as well as for program implementation analysis and evaluation, cost-benefit analysis, and more.


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Summer 2012 URPL-GP.4648.001 Geographic Information Systems in Urban Planning I

The primary purpose of this hands-on introduction to GIS course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills they need to solve problems in urban planning, transportation, housing and neighborhood planning, crime and other areas using spatial analysis and the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software called ArcGIS. Students will be working with the latest version of ArcGIS (version 10).

Students will be able to apply these new skills immediately in their current work, in their Capstone projects, and in their future public service professional careers.

In this course, students will be introduced to ArcMap, Catalog, ArcCatalog and the ArcToolboxs and to some of the techniques of manipulating and displaying spatial data while working on a several exercises and case studies. Students will also be introduced to the variety of applications of mapping, and to database design and data management concepts. They will learn to manipulate and query spatial data, to prepare map layouts, and to design professional looking maps. They will also learn to embed their maps in written reports and PowerPoints.


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Spring 2012 URPL-GP.2690.001 Advanced Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Data Management

URPL-GP.2690,Advanced Geographic Information Systems and Data Management is a hands-on course that covers a number of advanced GIS methods and techniques that are currently available in ArcGIS 10. Students will plan, design, search for and prepare data, and execute real-world GIS projects in areas such as urban, environmental, and transportation planning. Other areas include housing and neighborhood planning, environmental justice and health, education, crime, emergency management: mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery.


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Fall 2011 URPL-GP.4648.001 Geographic Information Systems in Urban Planning I

The primary purpose of this hands-on introduction to GIS course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills they need to solve problems in urban planning, transportation, housing and neighborhood planning, crime and other areas using spatial analysis and the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software called ArcGIS. Students will be working with the latest version of ArcGIS (version 10).

Students will be able to apply these new skills immediately in their current work, in their Capstone projects, and in their future public service professional careers.

In this course, students will be introduced to ArcMap, Catalog, ArcCatalog and the ArcToolboxs and to some of the techniques of manipulating and displaying spatial data while working on a several exercises and case studies. Students will also be introduced to the variety of applications of mapping, and to database design and data management concepts. They will learn to manipulate and query spatial data, to prepare map layouts, and to design professional looking maps. They will also learn to embed their maps in written reports and PowerPoints.


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Fall 2011 URPL-GP.4649.001 Geographic Information Systems in Urban Planning II

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.


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Fall 2011 PADM-GP.4114.001 Surveys and Interviews: A Laboratory on Techniques of Sampling, Designing, Conducting, and Analyzing Surveys and Interviews

This workshop will provide students with the skills they need to design, conduct and analyze mail, telephone, and internet surveys, focus groups and face-to-face interviews as well as critically evaluate those designed and implemented by others. These types of instruments are designed for a variety of purposes and for different settings including public policy, the study urban problems, as well as for program implementation analysis and evaluation, cost-benefit analysis, and more.


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Summer 2011 URPL-GP.4648.001 Geographic Information Systems in Urban Planning I

The primary purpose of this hands-on introduction to GIS course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills they need to solve problems in urban planning, transportation, housing and neighborhood planning, crime and other areas using spatial analysis and the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software called ArcGIS. Students will be working with the latest version of ArcGIS (version 10).

Students will be able to apply these new skills immediately in their current work, in their Capstone projects, and in their future public service professional careers.

In this course, students will be introduced to ArcMap, Catalog, ArcCatalog and the ArcToolboxs and to some of the techniques of manipulating and displaying spatial data while working on a several exercises and case studies. Students will also be introduced to the variety of applications of mapping, and to database design and data management concepts. They will learn to manipulate and query spatial data, to prepare map layouts, and to design professional looking maps. They will also learn to embed their maps in written reports and PowerPoints.


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Summer 2011 URPL-GP.4649.001 Geographic Information Systems in Urban Planning II

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.


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Spring 2011 URPL-GP.2690.001 Advanced Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Data Management

URPL-GP.2690,Advanced Geographic Information Systems and Data Management is a hands-on course that covers a number of advanced GIS methods and techniques that are currently available in ArcGIS 10. Students will plan, design, search for and prepare data, and execute real-world GIS projects in areas such as urban, environmental, and transportation planning. Other areas include housing and neighborhood planning, environmental justice and health, education, crime, emergency management: mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery.


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Fall 2010 PADM-GP.4114.001 Surveys and Interviews: A Laboratory on Techniques of Sampling, Designing, Conducting, and Analyzing Surveys and Interviews

This workshop will provide students with the skills they need to design, conduct and analyze mail, telephone, and internet surveys, focus groups and face-to-face interviews as well as critically evaluate those designed and implemented by others. These types of instruments are designed for a variety of purposes and for different settings including public policy, the study urban problems, as well as for program implementation analysis and evaluation, cost-benefit analysis, and more.


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Fall 2010 URPL-GP.4648.001 Geographic Information Systems in Urban Planning I

The primary purpose of this hands-on introduction to GIS course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills they need to solve problems in urban planning, transportation, housing and neighborhood planning, crime and other areas using spatial analysis and the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software called ArcGIS. Students will be working with the latest version of ArcGIS (version 10).

Students will be able to apply these new skills immediately in their current work, in their Capstone projects, and in their future public service professional careers.

In this course, students will be introduced to ArcMap, Catalog, ArcCatalog and the ArcToolboxs and to some of the techniques of manipulating and displaying spatial data while working on a several exercises and case studies. Students will also be introduced to the variety of applications of mapping, and to database design and data management concepts. They will learn to manipulate and query spatial data, to prepare map layouts, and to design professional looking maps. They will also learn to embed their maps in written reports and PowerPoints.


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Fall 2010 URPL-GP.4649.001 Geographic Information Systems in Urban Planning II

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.


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Fall 2010 URPL-GP.2690.001 Advanced Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Data Management

URPL-GP.2690,Advanced Geographic Information Systems and Data Management is a hands-on course that covers a number of advanced GIS methods and techniques that are currently available in ArcGIS 10. Students will plan, design, search for and prepare data, and execute real-world GIS projects in areas such as urban, environmental, and transportation planning. Other areas include housing and neighborhood planning, environmental justice and health, education, crime, emergency management: mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery.


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Summer 2010 URPL-GP.4648.001 Geographic Information Systems in Urban Planning I

The primary purpose of this hands-on introduction to GIS course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills they need to solve problems in urban planning, transportation, housing and neighborhood planning, crime and other areas using spatial analysis and the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software called ArcGIS. Students will be working with the latest version of ArcGIS (version 10).

Students will be able to apply these new skills immediately in their current work, in their Capstone projects, and in their future public service professional careers.

In this course, students will be introduced to ArcMap, Catalog, ArcCatalog and the ArcToolboxs and to some of the techniques of manipulating and displaying spatial data while working on a several exercises and case studies. Students will also be introduced to the variety of applications of mapping, and to database design and data management concepts. They will learn to manipulate and query spatial data, to prepare map layouts, and to design professional looking maps. They will also learn to embed their maps in written reports and PowerPoints.


Download Syllabus
Summer 2010 URPL-GP.4648.001 Geographic Information Systems in Urban Planning I

The primary purpose of this hands-on introduction to GIS course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills they need to solve problems in urban planning, transportation, housing and neighborhood planning, crime and other areas using spatial analysis and the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software called ArcGIS. Students will be working with the latest version of ArcGIS (version 10).

Students will be able to apply these new skills immediately in their current work, in their Capstone projects, and in their future public service professional careers.

In this course, students will be introduced to ArcMap, Catalog, ArcCatalog and the ArcToolboxs and to some of the techniques of manipulating and displaying spatial data while working on a several exercises and case studies. Students will also be introduced to the variety of applications of mapping, and to database design and data management concepts. They will learn to manipulate and query spatial data, to prepare map layouts, and to design professional looking maps. They will also learn to embed their maps in written reports and PowerPoints.


Download Syllabus
Spring 2010 URPL-GP.2690.001 Advanced Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Data Management

URPL-GP.2690,Advanced Geographic Information Systems and Data Management is a hands-on course that covers a number of advanced GIS methods and techniques that are currently available in ArcGIS 10. Students will plan, design, search for and prepare data, and execute real-world GIS projects in areas such as urban, environmental, and transportation planning. Other areas include housing and neighborhood planning, environmental justice and health, education, crime, emergency management: mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery.


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Fall 2009 URPL-GP.4648.001 Geographic Information Systems in Urban Planning I

The primary purpose of this hands-on introduction to GIS course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills they need to solve problems in urban planning, transportation, housing and neighborhood planning, crime and other areas using spatial analysis and the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software called ArcGIS. Students will be working with the latest version of ArcGIS (version 10).

Students will be able to apply these new skills immediately in their current work, in their Capstone projects, and in their future public service professional careers.

In this course, students will be introduced to ArcMap, Catalog, ArcCatalog and the ArcToolboxs and to some of the techniques of manipulating and displaying spatial data while working on a several exercises and case studies. Students will also be introduced to the variety of applications of mapping, and to database design and data management concepts. They will learn to manipulate and query spatial data, to prepare map layouts, and to design professional looking maps. They will also learn to embed their maps in written reports and PowerPoints.


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Fall 2009 URPL-GP.4649.001 Geographic Information Systems in Urban Planning II

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.


Download Syllabus
Fall 2009 PADM-GP.4114.001 Surveys and Interviews: A Laboratory on Techniques of Sampling, Designing, Conducting, and Analyzing Surveys and Interviews

This workshop will provide students with the skills they need to design, conduct and analyze mail, telephone, and internet surveys, focus groups and face-to-face interviews as well as critically evaluate those designed and implemented by others. These types of instruments are designed for a variety of purposes and for different settings including public policy, the study urban problems, as well as for program implementation analysis and evaluation, cost-benefit analysis, and more.


Download Syllabus
Summer 2009 URPL-GP.4648.001 Geographic Information Systems in Urban Planning I

The primary purpose of this hands-on introduction to GIS course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills they need to solve problems in urban planning, transportation, housing and neighborhood planning, crime and other areas using spatial analysis and the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software called ArcGIS. Students will be working with the latest version of ArcGIS (version 10).

Students will be able to apply these new skills immediately in their current work, in their Capstone projects, and in their future public service professional careers.

In this course, students will be introduced to ArcMap, Catalog, ArcCatalog and the ArcToolboxs and to some of the techniques of manipulating and displaying spatial data while working on a several exercises and case studies. Students will also be introduced to the variety of applications of mapping, and to database design and data management concepts. They will learn to manipulate and query spatial data, to prepare map layouts, and to design professional looking maps. They will also learn to embed their maps in written reports and PowerPoints.


Download Syllabus
Summer 2009 URPL-GP.4649.001 Geographic Information Systems in Urban Planning II

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.


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Fall 2008 URPL-GP.4648.001 Geographic Information Systems in Urban Planning I

The primary purpose of this hands-on introduction to GIS course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills they need to solve problems in urban planning, transportation, housing and neighborhood planning, crime and other areas using spatial analysis and the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software called ArcGIS. Students will be working with the latest version of ArcGIS (version 10).

Students will be able to apply these new skills immediately in their current work, in their Capstone projects, and in their future public service professional careers.

In this course, students will be introduced to ArcMap, Catalog, ArcCatalog and the ArcToolboxs and to some of the techniques of manipulating and displaying spatial data while working on a several exercises and case studies. Students will also be introduced to the variety of applications of mapping, and to database design and data management concepts. They will learn to manipulate and query spatial data, to prepare map layouts, and to design professional looking maps. They will also learn to embed their maps in written reports and PowerPoints.


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Fall 2008 NONCR-GP.118.001 Geographic Information Systems and Planning Workshop
This one-day workshop will introduce students to the fundamental concepts of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), to the leading software called ArcGIS, and to the uses of spatial analysis in urban planning, management, policy, and finance. Completing a number of hands-on exercises, and a case study, students will be introduced to the map making tools available in ArcGIS and learn some basic map design principles. Using a variety of data, students will learn to map in layers, create, edit and manipulate spatial and attribute data, query a GIS database, and present these data clearly using maps. They will also learn to create map layouts for printing and for inclusion in PowerPoints.

Time permitting, finding data on the internet suitable for mapping and solving a variety of geographic problems (e.g. map projection) may also be briefly covered.
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