ANT 360 GIS and the Environment

A problem-focused introduction to the concepts and applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and remote sensing as used in ecological anthropology and environmental studies. Students in the course receive hands-on training in the use of ArcGIS, the industry-standard GIS software, and the ERDAS IMAGINE remote sensing imagery processing software. Students also learn how to integrate data into geospatial analysis from sources such as maps, aerial photographs, Landsat satellite images and ethnographic field studies.