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GIS, Geography, & WSU

Guest lecture for DTC 375

Richard Rupp

on 1 March 2013

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Transcript of GIS, Geography, & WSU

photo credit Nasa / Goddard Space Flight Center / Reto Stöckli GIS, GEOGRAPHY, & What is GIS? You can map almost anything GIS Software GIS @ WSU
GIS (Geographic Information System): An integrated collection of computer software and data used to view and manage information about geographic places, analyze spatial relationships, and model spatial processes. -samael_tripp
GIS (Geographic Information System): A way to look at data based on where it is located on the earth, find new relationships, and design cool maps for printing, projecting or surfing. -pfaff Tools for a GIS Hardware: computer, server, storage, printers, scanners, cameras, GPS receivers, airplanes, satellites, drones
GIS Desktop Software
GIS People Tools for a GIS Agriculture Site-specific farming
Business Site Location, Delivery Systems, Marketing
Government Local, State, Federal, Military
Economic Development Population Studies, Census and Demographic Studies
Emergency Services Fire & Police
Environmental Monitoring & Modeling
Industry Transportation, Communication, Mining, Pipelines, Healthcare
Public Health Epidemiology Studies
Urban Planning Land Use, Environmental and Conservation Studies, Crime Analysis
Politics Elections and Reapportionment
Education Research, Teaching Tool, Administration GIS Applications Answer the following questions: Conventional Information Systems Who? What? Where? When? Why? GIS answers the following: Location: What is at ...? Condition: What is it like there? Trends: What has changed since ...? Patterns: What spatial patterns exist? Modeling: What if ....? Visualizing Data Not easy to interpret Databases ArcGIS GRASS GIS QGIS openstreetmap.org ArcGIS Online SoilS 368 “Introduction to GIS”
SoilS/NATRS 468/568 “GIS & Geospatial Analysis”
SoilS/NATRS 374 “Remote Sensing & Airphoto Analysis” Courses Spatial thinking, Design, Color theory,
Project planning, Scripting, Computer file management, Network resources, Raster Math, Vector Math, Problem solving, SQL, Resource Evaluation, Patience Skills used Wildlife Ecology Crop Science Economics Environmental Science Civil Engineering Ag Management Forestry Sociology Education Anthropology Geology Biology Landscape Architecture Political Science American Studies Soil Science AFS DTC Archaeology Plant Science Entomology Horticulture Environmental Engineering Natural Resource Sciences Veterinary Sciences SoilS 468 - Scott McLeod, DangerouslyIrrelevant.org Minor in Geospatial Analysis 16 credits Required (10 credits): Soil Sci 368, 374, 468 Electives (6 credits): NATRS 446, 464, AgTM 305, 405, Independent Study
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