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    University of Massachusetts Boston
  Dec 14, 2017
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog 
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog

CRSCAD 527 GIS in Emergency and Disaster Management

This course provides an introduction to spatial technologies and desktop GIS software via real-world scenarios and research questions in humanitarian relief, disaster management, International development and environmental issues. In particular, students will learn to analyze, map, and publish spatial information at community, regional and global scales using powerful GIS tools. Students will develop skills in cartography, spatial data management and analysis, collaborative online mapping, manipulation of satellite and aerial imagery as well as toolsets, workflows and strategies common to disaster management and international development fields.

3 Credit(s)