GEOG 487
Environmental Applications of GIS

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Welcome to GEOG 487 - Environmental Applications of GIS

  • Instructors: Michelle Zeiders & Brandi Gaertner 
  • Course Structure: Asynchronous online, approximately 10-12 hours a week for 10 weeks
  • Overview: 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. 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.

New to GEOG 487?

Registered students - if this is your first visit to this course, please take some time to become familiar with the course environment by completing the Orientation.

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Students who register for this Penn State course gain access to assignments and instructor feedback and earn academic credit. Information about Penn State's Online Geospatial Education programs is available at the Geospatial Education Program Office.