Online Classes in Applications of GIS

We offer seven online courses, beyond our introductory courses, focused on application areas and special topics for geospatial professionals who are building on an existing geospatial background (or prior introductory classes like GEOG 482: Making Maps that Matter with GIS, GEOG 483: Problem-Solving with GIS, and GEOG 484: GIS Database Development) to enhance knowledge and skills.

Each class is shown here, with links to their open course content and syllabi, as well as short descriptions to help you decide which classes make sense for you.

Want to take one of these classes for professional development? It's easy to do that!

GEOG 487: Environmental Applications of GIS

What you'll learn: Develop complete work plans and apply data acquisition, raster calculations, surface analysis, statistical analysis, and interpolation techniques to real-world environmental analysis scenarios.

Technologies you'll use: ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Spatial Analyst, ArcGIS Online, Story Maps

GEOG 497: Location Intellegence for Business

What you'll learn: Apply key geospatial principles involved in site selection, market analysis, risk and crisis management, and logistics, using geospatial tools and business data.

Technologies you'll use: ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Business Analyst Online, ArcGIS Community Analyst Online, ArcGIS GeoPlanner Online

GEOG 497: GIS for Transportation: Principles, Data, and Applications

What you'll learn: Understand how GIS is applied to transportation, and apply GIS concepts and techniques which are fundamental to transportation, such as transportation networks and linear referencing systems. Each lesson features webinars delivered by professionals specializing in areas such as ITS, Planning, Cultural Resources, Traffic, Linear Referencing Systems, Highway Safety, and Transit.

Technologies you'll use: ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Network AnalystESRI’s Roads and Highways, ArcGIS Online, TIGER, Fatal Accident Reporting System (FARS), Transit Boardings Estimation and Simulation Tool (TBEST), Google Maps (Local Guides), Open Street Map (OSM) Editor

GEOG 588: Planning GIS for Emergency Management

What you'll learn: Understand the current and potential future roles of GIS in support of crisis (emergency) management activities at all geographic scales (local to international), and propose new geospatial solutions for crisis management scenarios.

Methods you'll use: User-Centered Design, Scenario-based Design, Rapid Prototyping, Vulnerability Assessment

GEOG 591: GIS for Analysis of Health

What you'll learn: Explore the ecology of disease and how data (geospatial and nongeospatial), technology, and spatial analysis and statistical methods can be used to to map, model, and analyze health and disease.

Technologies you'll use: ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Spatial Analyst, ArcGIS Online, R, GeoDa.

GEOG 862: GPS and GNSS for Geospatial Professionals

What you'll learn: Understand the core concepts that drive location technologies, and explore technical developments and the modernization of signals, satellites, positioning capabilities, datums, and other practical aspects of positioning.

Technologies you'll use: GPS, GLONASS, DGPS, RTK GPS, GNSS Receivers

GEOG 897: Map Projections

What you'll learn: Understand and apply the concepts, terminology, and processes that are useful in manipulating and handling datums, map projections, and coordinate systems in GIS.

Technologies you'll use: ArcGIS Desktop, GeocartNational Geodetic Survey's Geodetic Toolkit.

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