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EESC 3750; ANTH 3445: Introduction to GIS: Instructor: Rebecca Boger

Course Description

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are pervasively used in most every discipline such environmental management, archeology, social sciences, business, marketing, and land use planning. In this course you will learn basic GIS concepts and gain experience in hands-on data collection, management, and analysis of data to produce information for better decision making and interpretation.


Learning Outcomes

Students completing this course will be able to:

  1. Use ArcGIS Online (AGO) and desktop GIS to retrieve, visualize, store and manipulate spatial datasets.
  2. Create and interpret different types of maps.
  3. Apply GIS to conduct spatial analysis.
  4. Integrate data collected by students using smartphone data collection apps with other spatial datasets online.

Professor's Contact Information

Associate Professor Rebecca Boger Earth and Environmental Sciences  Professor Rebecca Boger
  Location: 4151 Ingersoll Hall
  Phone: 718.951.5000 x2159
  Fax: 718.951.4753
  Email: rboger

  Note: Email is the best way to contact Professor Boger


Instructional Materials

Readings and other materials are posted under the content areas shown in the tabs near the top of the page. You will be using two free text resources available as a pdf files online. Assignments will be posted on this course website. Please submit your assignments to Blackboard. Click on the images or highlighted text to download the books:
Text: The ArcGIS Book 2nd Edition. C. Harder and C. Brown, eds. ESRI Press, Redlands, CA  2017








Text: The ArcGIS Imagery Book. C. Brown and C. Harder, eds.ESRI Press, Redlands, CA  201.