Primary Learning Outcomes

  1. GIS in the Field

    GIS being used in the field, here with a ground-based LiDaR.

    Understand the fundamental theory of Geographic Information Science behind Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and in so doing build an awareness of what GIS can and cannot be used for
  2. Become proficient in the use of GIS tools to conduct spatial analyses and build maps that are fit-for-purpose and effectively convey the information they are intended to
  3. Build confidence in teaching your-self how to undertake new analyses (unfamiliar to you) using GIS, troubleshooting problems in GIS, and seeking help from the GIS community to solve your problems
  4. Use GIS analyses to address applied problems and/or research questions
  5. Become effective in building maps that can be shared with non-GIS users (e.g. PDF maps and interactive webGIS maps)
The above learning outcomes apply to the courses as follows:
 Learning Outcome:
 WATS 4930/6920
WATS 4931/6921
WATS 6915
 1 - GIS Theory
 2 - Profiency in Spatial Analyses & Cartography
 3 - Self-Teaching & Troubleshooting
 Partial CorePartial
 4 - Spatial Analysis in Research
 Core NA
 5 - Communicating with GIS
 Core Core