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2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ANTH 655 - Historical Landscapes and Geographic Information Systems

3 Credit(s)

This course aims to provide a basic understanding of how Geographic Information Systems (GIS) can be used to visualize and analyze spatial data for historical landscape studies. Through readings and discussion we will explore the social construction of space and spatial analytical techniques. Students will learn basic techniques for acquiring, manipulating and creating geospatial data in several forms, from raster-based satellite imagery and digital terrain models to point, line and polygon representation of vector data. Students will create a GIS project for a region of their choice; this may be an area of personal interest or for thesis research.