Penn State College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
John A. Dutton e-Education Institute

Learn about Geographic Information Analysis

What You'll Learn in GEOG 586

In this course you’ll learn how to leverage spatial data to quantitatively analyze geographic phenomena. This includes understanding what types of spatial statistics are appropriate for analyzing point and area distributions, as well as how to interpret the results of spatial statistical tests.

Technologies You'll Use

Students who take Geographic Information Analysis will use:

  • ArcGIS
  • GeoDa
  • R Statistical Package

View the Syllabus

What’s the best way to determine if this class is for you? Check out the syllabus! This page shows all materials, how you’ll be graded, and lists assignments and a timeline for the class.

Degree & Certificate Programs

This class is part of Penn State's award winning Online Geospatial Education portfolio of programs, which includes the Master of GIS degree and certificates in GIS, GEOINT, and Remote Sensing. All of these programs are taught online and designed around the needs of working professionals.

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Meet the Faculty

Fritz Kessler
Dr. Justine Blanford

Online Geospatial Education Programs

This course is part of Penn State’s Online Geospatial Education portfolio of programs. For more information on our award-winning courses, certificates, and degree options, click below.