11.520 Workshop on Geographic Information Systems
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.
Lecture occurs 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays in 9-255.
This class counts for a total of 6 credits.
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