Advanced Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

This course is a project-based exploration of advanced topics in GIS and geospatial technology, with a focus upon spatial modeling, advanced spatial analysis and geoprocessing, spatial data manipulation, and geocomputation.
Starting at $1,500.00
As few as 10 weeks
4.0 Credits

What you can learn.

  • Apply advanced spatial analysis and data visualization methods to solving real-world problems and answering geographic research questions
  • Develop the ability to ask higher-order geographic questions and to solve advanced geographically-based problems
  • Assess potential and consequences of geospatial technologies
  • Develop computing, problem solving, and project management skills for GIS projects
  • Explore techniques, methods, and concepts related to advanced themes in GIS
  • Perform quality control assessments of GIS projects

About this course:

Applied training in GIS project management is introduced and is foundational to the course’s project-based approach. Emphasis is placed upon extensibility of GIS software, including the structure, development modification, and installation of both third party and custom data processing models and extensions for both ArcGIS and QGIS.

This is an online course, wherein all course content is delivered online and all interaction among the instructor and the participants will take place online. Students will be earning transferable UCLA course credit for all courses in the certificate program. This course is accredited and approved by the UCLA Academic Senate as a credit-bearing course. It carries lower-division undergraduate credit. Weekly activities include reviewing video lectures, technical screencasts, and readings. Completing practical assignments involve the use of GIS methods to address real-world scenarios; Self-assessment using automated non-graded quizzes; and more.

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Technical requirements: Students are responsible for providing a personal computer with at least 2GB of RAM that runs Windows 7 or better. Macs can be used provided that Windows is installed either using Boot Camp or virtualization (VirtualBox, Parallels, etc.) with at least 2GB of RAM allocated to Windows. Students will be provided with a student license for ArcGIS as long as they are enrolled in program courses.

Spring 2019 Schedule

These courses are fully online, and there are no in-person classroom meetings.

Instructor: Nick Burkhart
16 days left. Enroll by Apr 8, 2019
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Required course in the GIS & Geospatial Technology Certificate program. Midterm and final exams are proctored online; additional requirements include microphone, headphones/speakers, and webcam.

Enrollment limited to 50 students; early enrollment recommended. Visitors not permitted. Enrollment deadline: April 15, 2019. Internet access required. Materials required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 15, 2019
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials

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Speak to a program representative. Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm.

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