GEOG 487
Environmental Challenges in Spatial Data Science

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Welcome to GEOG 487 - Environmental Challenges in Spatial Data Science

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This course takes a problem-based approach when investigating, evaluating, and communicating various environmental challenges. Students will develop competencies in securing spatial data from reliable sources, designing, developing, and executing analysis workflows, and presenting results. We will use ArcGIS Pro, Spatial Analyst, ArcGIS Online, Prezi, YouTube, and other cloud-based programs during the course. After taking this course you will be equipped with relevant analytical approaches and tools that you can readily apply to your own environmental contexts.

GEOG 487 is an elective course for Penn State's Online Master of GIS. It is also one of the optional capstone courses that lead to Penn State's Postbaccalaureate Certificate in GIS.

Want to join us? Students who register for this Penn State course gain access to assignments and instructor feedback and earn academic credit. For more information, visit Penn State's Online Geospatial Education Program website. Official course descriptions and curricular details can be reviewed in the University Bulletin.

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