GEOG 587
Conservation GIS

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Quick Facts about GEOG 587

  • Instructor: Nathan Piekielek
  • Course Structure: Online, 10-12 hours a week for 10 weeks
  • Overview: GEOG 587 is an elective for Penn State's Master of GIS. Conservation GIS applies geospatial problem solving to ecological research and resource management issues to enhance conservation planning.

    Prerequisites - GEOG 487 or equivalent.