Introduction to GIS - GEOG 310
An introduction to core GIS concepts including data input, spatial analysis, and cartographic output. Specific topics include map projections and coordinate systems, raster and vector data models, digital data sources, digitizing, attribute data, spatial analysis (buffer, overlay, query), map design and production, and GIS applications. Students will work extensively with current GIS software to adress geographic problems in a laboratory environment.
Applications of ArcGIS - GEOG 320
The course will give students a significant amount of hands-on practice with the various software components of ArcGIS (ArcMap, ArcCatalog, ArcToolbox, ArcGlobe, etc.) through several tutorial and application-oriented excercises. The course is designed to complement the core GIS concepts and applications covered in the "Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)" course with a more software oriented approach. Students will complete a final project applying GIS to a specific topic of interest.
Advanced GIS and GPS - GEOG 330
A continuation of the "Introduction to GIS" course with advanced GIS concepts. Specific topics include database design and editing, raster analysis and modeling, vector analysis and modeling, the Global Postitioning System, remote sensing, customizable GIS, 3-D visualization, GIS project design and management, GIS and society, and GIS applications. Students will complete a research project applying GIS to a particular area of interest, and will present the research to the class.
With the support of PRISM and CReSIS, Haskell offers periodic introductory GIS workshops to Tribal members. The goal of the workshop is to provide basic GIS training and education that Tribal members may incorporate into their work on the reservations. Workshop participants are introduced tofundamental GIS concepts and applications through lectures and hands-on GIS exercises using ArcGIS
Guest speakers from the Kansas Applied Remote Sensing (KARS) Program, the Geography Department at the University of Kansas, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Engineering Research and Development Center (ERDC) have given presentations about a variety of GIS and remote sensing applications at the workshops.
Three workshops have been offered to date (May 2004, November 2004, November 2005), with approximately 25 total participants representing over 15 Tribes.