Geospatial Technology Courses

GIS Courses offered at University of Richmond

GEOG 260: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

Concepts of mapping and spatial analysis using the ArcView GIS software package.   Includes map analysis, data presentation, analysis of spatial relationships, the creation of spatial and tabular data, and the introduction of ArcView software extensions.

GEOG 280: Special Topic – Maps and Geovisualizations 

Designed to expose students to fundamentals of map reading and interpretation; introduction to spatial data visualization technologies. It covers topics such as projections and scale, critical map interpretation, and principles of cartography. Students should emerge from the course with greater exposure to GIS data sources, web mapping, and visualization techniques.

GEOG 365: Advanced Spatial Analysis

Advanced topics in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) theory and application.   Topics include use of the Spatial Analyst, 3-D Analyst, raster data sets, the Idrisi Software System, projects in environmental location analysis, retail site location, and application of GIS techniques to biological, environmental, and social science issues.