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A Workshop on Geographic Information Systems


Provider
MIT OpenCourseware

Price
Free

School
MIT

Type
University

Instructor
Prof. Joseph Ferreira

Category
Other

Format
Mixed

Language
English

Description
This class uses lab exercises and a workshop setting to help students develop a solid understanding of the planning and public management uses of geographic information systems (GIS). The goals are to help students: acquire technical skills in the use of GIS software; acquire qualitative methods skills in data and document gathering, analyzing information, and presenting results; and investigate the potential and practicality of GIS technologies in a typical planning setting and evaluate possible applications.