University of Toronto - GIS Research Project - Spring, 2013

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Type of Class

an advanced GIS class

Course Format

traditional, face-to-face

Course Duration

a full semester, 12 weeks or more

Course Structure

lecture/discussion and labs combined

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Students learn how to design, manage, and complete a research project that emphasizes the use of a geographic information system (GIS).  Students work in groups of four to six.  Groups agree with the instructor on a suitable problem and then solve it by acquiring, organizing, and analyzing data using a GIS.  Projects must include a substantive analytical component where GIS is central to the methods used.

This is a capstone course for students who have already taken 3-5 courses in GIS, remote sensing, and cartography.  There were 19 students in the course.

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