Instructor(s): Matt Beaty
Course Structure: Online, 10-12 hours a week for 10 weeks
Prerequisite(s): include the link to the WC bulletin
Geospatial perspectives and technologies have a major role to play in planning for and responding to emergencies. And just like all technologies, geospatial tools - from aerial mapping techniques to data acquisition, are changing rapidly. Emergency management is also changing rapidly as the frequency and magnitude of crises and disasters are increasing with more and more people and places being impacted.
GEOG 858 is an advanced elective course that provides students with an understanding of the use of geospatial perspectives and technologies to support all stages of emergency (crisis or disaster) management activities, from small-scale emergency management efforts to large-scale disaster/humanitarian efforts. This includes learning about commonly used and emerging geospatial technologies through hands-on practical exercises using real-world datasets, scenario analysis, and critical assessment of applied and scientific literature. It will also include an exploration of advancements in data collection, processing, and analysis capabilities, such as unmanned aerial systems (UAS), geospatial artificial intelligence (geoAI), volunteered geographic information (VGI), social media, and many more.
Learn more about GEOG 858, Spatial Data Science for Emergency Management (1 min, 21 sec)
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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