2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
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2018-2019 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

GEOG 279 - GIS & Map Comparison

GIS & Map Comparison investigates quantitative methods that are commonly used and abused for map comparison, especially in remote sensing and land change science. We examine the advantages, disadvantages, interpretations, and misconceptions of metrics such as Omission Error, Commission Error, Kappa, Figure of Merit, Relative Operating Characteristic, Total Operating Characteristic, Mean Absolute Deviation, and Root Mean Square Error. Students learn a philosophy of map comparison that focuses on components of deviation between maps.  Students learn how to use the computer language R. Course projects frequently become scientific literature. The prequeisite is GEOG 190/390 Introduction to GIS, but it is recommended that students enroll also in GEOG 296  or GEOG 397  Advanced Raster GIS simultaneously or before this course.

Prerequisites: Prerequisite is GEOG 190  or GEOG 390  or instructor permission.

Course Designation/Attribute: FA

Anticipated Terms Offered: Every spring