Introduction to the theory and practical applications of analytic techniques used to study spatial information in Geography and other disciplines. The types of spatial data that exist together with methods of collection in the field and analysis of spatial data using statistical methods are examined. Concepts associated with integrating spatial data in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are presented as well as techniques used in planning and resource management. Laboratories emphasize gaining practical skills in analyzing spatial data with computers. This course is relevant to all students who deal with spatial information including those interested in Geography, Biology, Ecology, Forestry and Environmental Sciences. (3,3,0)
GEOG 150 or GEOG 160 or GEOL 157 (CPSC 111 or CPSC 141 recommended).