Programs by Campus




  • GEOL–G 535 Introduction to Remote Sensing (3 cr.) Principles of remote sensing of the earth and its atmosphere, emphasizing satellite data in visible, infrared, and microwave portions of the electromagnetic spectrum. Emphasis on practical applications and digital image analysis. A satellite data analysis project is required.
  • GEOL–G 536 Advanced Remote Sensing: Digital Image Processing (3 cr.) P: G535 or consent of instructor. Advanced remote sensing theory and digital image processing techniques with an emphasis on environmental science applications. Hands-on computer exercises provide significant experience in digital image processing techniques for extraction of qualitative and quantitative information about Earth’s terrestrial and aquatic environments.
  • GEOL–G 537 Computer Cartography and Graphics (3 cr.) Compilation, design, production, and evaluation of maps and related graphic materials. Includes cartometric procedures, symbolization, color use guidelines, map typography, photographic manipu­lations, computer animation, and geographic visualization techniques.
  • GEOL–G 538 Geographic Information Systems (3 cr.) Overview of the principles and practices of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Spatial data models, database design, introductory and intermediate GIS, operations and case studies of real-world GIS applications. Laboratory exercises will provide significant hands-on experience. Lecture and laboratory.
  • GEOL–G 539 Advanced Geographic Information Systems (3 cr.) P: G538 or consent of instructor. Intermediate and advanced topics in geographic information science and spatial analysis techniques using GIS software. This advanced course is for stu­dents who seek a greater understanding of this rapidly devel­oping field and to learn how to construct, manage, and analyze their own GIS data and models.
  • GEOL–G 560 Geography Internship (1–4 cr.) P: Graduate level courses in geography and consent of instructor. Faculty-directed study of geographical problems based on an internship experience. Student’s area of placement must be related to major field of study. Offered fall, spring, and each summer session. Student may complete more than one internship, but total credit earned cannot exceed 4 credit hours.
  • GEOL–G 588 Applied Spatial Statistics (3 cr.) P: Consent of instrucĀ­tor. Extension of Traditional Statistical analysis to spatial data. Spatial means and spatial variances, the examination of differ­ences in samples over space, spatial autocorrelation, nearest neighbor analysis, map comparison techniques. Emphasis on practical applications.
  • GEOL–G 639 Topical Seminar in Geographic Information Science (3 cr.) Applications of geographic information science principles in the collection and analysis of spatial data. Integration of GIS, remote sensing, and GPS technologies. Review of current litera­ture on techniques, theory, technology, and applications with an emphasis on environmental topics. Discussion, laboratory, and research project.
  • GEOL–G 704 Soils Geography (3 cr.) P: G538. Examines the spatial aspects of soils from a global and local perspective including soil genesis, morphology, and classification; physical, chemical, mechanical and biological properties of soil; and land use map­ping, analysis, planning, and management.
  • GEOL–G 845 Research Papers in Geography (3 cr.) Research papers under the supervision of faculty. Graduate students in the M.S. in Geographic Information Science program who choose the Research Papers option will develop two research papers under the guidance of their graduate advisor (IUPUI Faculty Member) and two other faculty members chosen in consultation with the advisor. The research paper topics will be related to the field of Geographic Information Science in their focus and methods.** **New only to IUPUI.
  • GEOL–G 850 Masters Thesis (3–6 cr.) Directed research and writing under the supervision of a faculty committee.** **New only to IUPUI.

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