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Last approved: Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:31:14 GMT

Last edit: Mon, 20 Apr 2015 17:06:35 GMT

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Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
Geography (GEOG)
GEOG
6309
GIS for Emergency Management
GIS for Emergency Management
201501
0,3
Course Type
Laboratory
Lecture
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GEOG 6304
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This course will introduce students to the theoretical principles of geographic information systems and will examine its history, current uses and potential for emergency management through case studies, guest lectures and hands-on training on various GIS products.
• Convey an understanding of the value and limitations of geographic context within the discipline
of emergency management.
• To provide students with the basic understanding of how these tools work to provide insights into
the strengths, limitations and costs related to employing geospatial tools.
• Introduce students to practitioners in the field to expand professional and academic networks
• Expose students to basic operational challenges related to the operation of GIS software for
disaster applications.
• Provide case studies and first hand experiences to enhance learning and demonstrate the evolving
nature of this discipline.
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