2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
    
    Jul 16, 2019  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

GEOG 260 - GIS & Land Change Models


Students learn how to use and to interpret GIS-based computer models that simulate land change, especially those models in Idrisi.  Students learn fundamental concepts such as calibration, validation, extrapolation, uncertainty and sensitivity analysis.  Most applications focus on policies for Smart Growth of suburbanization and policies to Reduce Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD). The work is linked to on-going research at Clark University, thus topics vary somewhat from year to year.  The course culminates in presentations of student projects. 

Prerequisites: GEOG 190   or GEOG 390  or instructor permission

Anticipated Terms Offered: offered every spring