2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
    
    Mar 05, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

GEOG 279 - GIS & Map Comparison


GIS & Map Comparison investigates metrics that scientists use and abuse focusing on applications to Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Science with raster data. Methods compare two variables of the same phenomenon, such as comparison of an initial time versus a subsequent time, or comparison of predictions versus observations. Students learn how to compute and to interpret metrics such as Hits, Misses, False Alarms, Mean Deviation, Mean Absolute Deviation, Area Under the Total Operating Characteristic curve, among others. Students apply and develop the concepts in group projects. The professor wrote the book, literally.

Prerequisites: Prerequisite is Intro to GIS, listed as GEOG 190  or IDCE 310 .

Course Designation/Attribute: FA, POP

Anticipated Terms Offered: Every fall