Course Number

GEOG 245

Course Title

Geographic Information Systems

Course Date

Fall 2018

Course Level


Professor or Professors' Departmental/Program Affiliation

Peter Scull, Geography

Document Type





Geography is defined traditionally as a discipline concerned with the spatial distribution and interactions of physical and societal processes. This theme is shared by all geographers and is reflected by the issues in which geographers engage. Although Geography may seem eclectic at first glance, its diversity and commonality combine in a powerful mix of knowledge, theory, and methodology well suited to address many of today’s complex social and environmental problems. Rapid advances in information technology over the past decade have made it possible to ask new sets of questions and address problems in new and exciting ways. Most important for geographers has been the development of computerized geographic information systems (GIS).


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