Welcome to the Geographic Information Systems course website. This site acts as the course page for WATS 4930, 4931, 6920, 6921 and 6900 (see here for description of different courses; or here for how to enroll).

Enrolled & Past Students:

This website is the primary distribution point of information for the above-mentioned courses. We will use Canvas for submitting assignments and tracking your grades, but this open-access site will be our main hub of all other information. As such, you will have a resource you can return to after you are done with the course.


  • UDWR hirging for Senior GIS Analyst WILDLIFE RESOURCES Senior GIS Analyst   This is a full-time, Schedule B (Career Service) position.Benefits:  YesLocation:  SLC, UT Requisition #05916Replacing Ben Sutter who resigned.  CLOSES: 8/31 ...
    Posted Aug 29, 2015, 11:54 AM by Joe Wheaton
  • Blimp Data available on Canvas! Hey 2015 GISers    The blimp photos and survey data are available on Canvas, Lab 9 assignment page in zipped folders (one from each day).Have fun georeferencing :)
    Posted Mar 21, 2015, 10:39 AM by Shannon Wing Belmont
  • Data Collection (Blimp) Lab This week we will be demonstrating the rtkGPS, total station, Blimp aerial photography, and the drone (weather permitting) during two lab sessions:  Thursday 12 - 2 and Friday 10:30 - 12 ...
    Posted Mar 16, 2015, 8:26 PM by Shannon Wing Belmont
  • gisR Espresso Course by Tom Edwards The dates and times for the gisR Espresso evening sessions will be TU 31 Mar and TH 2 Apr, 1800-200 hr.  Depending on interest, the session could continue at ...
    Posted Mar 5, 2015, 8:55 AM by Joe Wheaton
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Nice Maps by Your Peers

  • To view all of your peer's websites for this course, see here.
  • Spring 2014 Lab 10 Great Maps! Jarod Raithel did an excellent job! He utilized all of the three  inputs slope, distance to water and vegetation cover very effectively .  He used great critical thinking skills in evaluating ...
    Posted May 5, 2014, 10:36 PM by Thomas Thompson
  • Spring 2014 Lab 9 Great Maps! Abigail Kidd did an great job on this lab! She not only understands the importance of georeferencing  but also was able to display and explain the data in a very ...
    Posted May 5, 2014, 10:04 PM by Thomas Thompson
  • Spring 2014 Lab 8 Great Maps! Matt Combs created very clear yet detailed maps and images for the Morphometric Analysis lab.  His watershed delineation was clear and correct.  The stream order network map worked out well ...
    Posted May 5, 2014, 9:11 PM by Thomas Thompson
  • Spring 2014 Lab 7 Great Maps! Mitchell Dabling had an excellent submission for lab 7! When comparing the DEM's he made it clear what resolution each image is.  I know that no description was required ...
    Posted Mar 18, 2014, 12:52 PM by Thomas Thompson
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