Spatial Thinking with GIS
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Division: University-wide Programs
Department: Environmental Studies
Course Number: UENV 3200
Course Format: Laboratory
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
This course offers a critical and technical introduction to the graphic representation of urban spaces, landscapes, and environments. Students survey the growing use of mapping technology in the practice of planning and spatial research in contemporary and historical contexts. They learn spatial analysis techniques with a focus on the role of special mapping and representation as a support tool, including Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Google Earth, and assorted visualization software. Practices of spatial representation with a specifically insurgent or counter-institutional agenda are also examined. Finally, the course engages available technologies for spatial representation and analysis, but with a careful eye toward the inherently political aspect of maps.
Course Open to: Degree Students