11.520 Workshop on Geographic Information Systems


Class Info

An introduction to geographic information systems (GIS) as applied to urban and regional planning, community development, and local government. Emphasis on learning GIS technology and spatial analysis techniques through extensive hands-on exercises using real-world data sets such as the US census of population and housing. Includes a small project on an urban planning problem involving the selection of appropriate methods, the use of primary and secondary data, computer-based modeling, and spatial analysis. Enrollment limited; preference to MCP students.

This class has 11.205 as a prerequisite.

11.520 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by S. Williams.

Lecture occurs 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays in 9-354.

This class counts for a total of 6 credits.

You can find more information at the MIT 11.520/11.188 Home Page site or on the 11.520 Stellar site.

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