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GEOG 583
Geospatial System Analysis and Design
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Geospatial System Analysis and Design surveys the process of GIS design through critical reading/writing and collaborative discussion. Key topics in the course outline the broad range of current GIS systems, how they are designed and evaluated, and how emerging technologies may impact their design and implementation in the near future. In particular, students will develop a term-long project where they propose a realistic problem scenario that requires the skills and understanding required to effectively complete a geospatial system specification, design, and implementation. Students completing this course are able to develop a comprehensive system design plan that takes into account current technologies as well as emerging technology trends.

At a Glance


Applications in GIS
Fundamentals of GIS and Mapmaking
SyllabusGEOG 583 Syllabus

Upcoming Offerings

Semester Instructor
Summer 2024 Brandi Gaertner, Ph.D.
Fall 1, 2024 Brandi Gaertner, Ph.D.
Fall 2, 2024 Ryan Baxter, Ph.D.
Fall 2, 2024 Harrison Cole, Ph.D.
Spring 1, 2025 Brandi Gaertner, Ph.D.
Spring 1, 2025 Ryan Baxter, Ph.D.
Spring 2, 2025 Anthony C. Robinson, Ph.D.
Summer 2025 Brandi Gaertner, Ph.D.

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What Our Students Say

Helped me consider and apply more effective GIS solutions on the job.

“Geospatial System Analysis and Design provided a framework for me to develop a fresh and informed approach to my project work. I have a broader and more in-depth perspective of GIS system and application principles. This course has helped me consider and apply more effective GIS solutions on the job.”

— Jackie Sinclair

We offer over 30 courses in five 10-week terms each year: two every fall, two every spring and one every summer.