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Geographic Information Systems (GIS)


About This Course

This course is designed to provide a basic understanding of how Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and satellite imagery can be used to visualize and analyze spatial data. Students will learn basic techniques for analyzing, manipulating, and creating geospatial data in both pixel-based (e.g., satellite imagery and digital terrain models) and vector-based (e.g., point, line, and polygon representations of spatial data) formats. Students will also learn how to acquire high-resolution satellite imagery and other GIS data from online data servers.

There are a total of 13 modules in this course.


An interest in GIS!

Course Staff

Matthew Sisk, PhD

Matthew is an Assistant Librarian based in Hesburgh Library's Center for Digital Scholarship. His responsibilities are focused on GIS and Data Management and include teaching workshops and classes as well as assisting students and faculty with research projects related to computer mapping. He received his B.S. from the University of South Carolina in Marine Science and Anthropology and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Archaeology from Stony Brook University.

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