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Certificate in Applied Geospatial Technologies

Certificate in Applied Geospatial Technologies at the University of Louisville Online

The online Certificate in Applied Geospatial Technologies is a 15 credit hour program offered by the Department of Geography and Geosciences, within the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Louisville.

Students who complete the online Certificate in Applied Geospatial Technologies can apply these credits towards a bachelor’s degree from the Department of Geography and Geosciences.


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Course Title Credit Hours
Core Coursework 6
GEOG 350 Introduction to Mapping and Geospatial Technologies
GEOG 558 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
Elective Coursework
Choose 3 courses (9 hours) from the following:
9
GEOG 355 Introduction to Remote Sensing
GEOG 356 Introduction to Spatial Statistics
GEOG 385 Introduction to Programming for GIS and Spatial Data Analysis
GEOG 522 GIS and Public Health
GEOG 531 GIS & Urban Demographic Analysis
GEOS 571 GIS and Water Resources
GEOG 583 Spatial and Non-Spatial Database Management
Minimum Total Hours 15

Students must complete required courses for the certificate with a GPA of 2.75 or above.



Course Descriptions

GEOG 350 Introduction to Mapping and Geospatial Technologies

Introduction to the concepts and methods of map construction and visualization, including scale, location, projection, design, symbolism and compilation. Students will explore these concepts and methods through the use of geospatial technologies.


GEOG 558 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

Introduction to geographic information systems using ArcGIS software, management of relational databases, and manipulation and graphical output of digital geo-spatial data.


GEOG 355 Introduction to Remote Sensing

This course provides an introduction to the theory and application of remote sensing data with weekly lab reports for hands-on-experience in the acquisition and utilization of remotely-sensed data in geographical/environmental research.


GEOG 356 Introduction to Spatial Statistics

Introduction to multivariate statistical analyses and spatial statistics, i.e. statistical methods that use space and spatial relationships directly in their mathematical computations.


GEOG 385 Introduction to Programming for GIS and Spatial Data Analysis

There are two primary goals for this course. First, students will learn introductory computer programming concepts and features. Students will deconstruct examples from a variety of programming and scripting languages (primarily Python, R, VBA, and IDL), learning how to identify common logic, flow control and syntactic features. Students will learn the purpose of these structures and how to start using the programming and scripting environments of common statistics, geographic information systems (GIS) and remote sensing (RS) platforms.


GEOG 522 GIS and Public Health

Application of tools and methods of analysis in geographic information systems (GIS) to public health. Students will learn the use of ArcGIS software to manage and analyze health, census and spatial data.


GEOG 531 GIS & Urban Demographic Analysis

Demographic analysis through the use of GIS technology. Emphasis placed on metropolitan area characteristics including population change, segregation, ethnic settlement, social and economic stratification and commuting.


GEOS 571 GIS and Water Resources

A study of the application of Geographic Information Science techniques in water resources research and management including: digital mapping of water resources, watershed delineation and modeling atmospheric, surface and groundwater processes.


GEOG 583 Spatial and Non-Spatial Database Management

Provides students with "hands-on" experience in development, management and integration of spatial and non-spatial databases, using GIS and database management software.



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