GIS 611 – Fundamentals of Geographic Information. (4) Provides students with the foundation of theoretical and applied skills in GIScience and technology. Students work on a progression of tasks and assignments focused on GIS data collection, manipulation, analysis, output, and presentation. The assignments reinforce the GIS theory and technology concepts introduced through lectures and discussion.
GIS 662 – Geographic Database Management Systems. (4) Provides fundamental theoretical knowledge about information systems, in general, and the unique demands for managing spatial data. Introduces information systems theory and best practices, system design and architecture, and data modeling. Practice application of database theory and methods builds understanding of modern GIS technology.
GIS 663 – Remote Sensing and Image Analysis. (4). Discusses the principles of remote sensing and image analysis. It introduces image data format, acquisition, and interpretation. Additionally, the course covers the subject of electromagnetic radiation principles, remote sensing sensor characteristics, image data classification, and photogrammetry.
GIS 664 – GIS for the Web. (2) Provide students with a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of Web GIS, including the basic concepts, principles, and frontiers. Students will learn the skills to build Web GIS applications and the knowledge needed to choose from various Web GIS development options.
GIS 665 – Geospatial Analysis. (4) Surveys a wide range of analytical methods and techniques commonly applied to geospatial data. Both data-driven (exploratory data analysis) and model-driven (testing hypothesis) approaches are included. Major topics include point pattern analysis, spatial autocorrelation, spatial regression models, network analysis, and field analysis. Assignments to be completed with both GIS software and R.
GIS 666 – Projections and Coordinate Systems. (2). Explores map projections and coordinate systems. We will study the principles and properties of several of the common map projection families, spherical/geographical coordinate systems, and SPC and UTM planar coordinate systems, all within the ArcGIS and GeoCart software environments.
GIS 667 – Programming for GIS. (2) Provides an introduction to the foundational concepts, techniques, and skills of computer programming using the Python programming language. Students will use Python to explore such concepts as variables, data types, program flow, & principles of object-oriented programming. .
GIS 668 – Communicating Geographic Information. (2) Begins with basic theory of graphic design and communication as they apply to GIS and the fundamentals of cartography for print and interactive online maps, while exploring statistical mapping and methods for exploratory data analysis and scientific visualization.
GIS 630 – GIS Professional Practice (2) Provides student exposure to advanced research and innovative developments in geographic information science and systems and the opportunity to hear presentations from GIS researchers, analysts, developers, and managers who live in or visit the Redlands region. Participation in both annual Esri User Conference and GIS colloquia is required.
GIS 660 – GIS Workshops (2) Topic-oriented workshops in various GIS applications will be offered for the students to choose “cafeteria style”; approximately 8 workshops will be offered per calendar year.
GIS 661 – Topics courses (1-2 cr each) Designed to reflect technology and curriculum trends and issues.
GIS 671/2/3 – Individualized Study (1-2 cr each) This course is used to build courses for independent study or to provide for individualized graduate level work in existing undergraduate courses or individualized study.
GIS 691 – Project Concept & Scope. (2) The objective of this course is to initiate the concept and scope of the student’s Major Individual Project (MIP). Students will identify their project client and topic, conduct some preliminary research on the topic and write a background paper outlining previous research and studies on their topic.
GIS 692– Project Management. (4) Students will learn project management skills involved in a GIS project, including developing a project plan, conducting systems analysis and design, and executing a GIS project through construction and deployment. The assignments include writing assignments corresponding to each phase of a GIS project.
GIS 695 – Project Implementation. (2) Assists the students in the MS degree program to turn their focus to final implementation of their MIP.
GIS 696 – Project Completion. (6) Students in the MS degree program complete all work on their project, prepare an extended report, defend it before their advisory committee and make a public presentation of their work. Successful completion of this project will be determined by each student's advisory committee based on these final submissions.
GIS 697 – GIS Internship. (3-8) Students in the MGIS degree program undertake a 400-hour professional GIS Internship that applies GI Technology and/or science within a professional practice. The internship is directed toward enhancing students' skills in building GIS applications and solving geospatial problems.