Cornell City & Regional Planning Has Summer GIS Course

Cornell City & Regional Planning Has Summer GIS Course

Cornell University

This intensive two-week, three-credit program introduces students to the theory and techniques of using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for analyzing neighborhoods. GIS is a computer-based data processing tool used to manage and analyze spatial information. Using ArcGIS8.3, this course provides a practical introduction to the basic functionality of desktop GIS.This course is designed to allow students to produce projects in their area of interest. Students work in groups to practice GIS techniques used to summarize socioeconomic neighborhood indicators. Participants must complete a poster and written report using this data.

By the end of the course, students should have developed a solid base on which to build further expertise in GIS. Students register for CRP 395.2 or CRP 629.1"Special Topics: Expanding the Planners' Toolkit: Using GIS for Neighborhood Analysis" for three credits. Students must attend all class and lab sessions, which total about 35 hours per week. Evening labs complement the daily class instruction with hands-on tutorials and supervised exercises.

The program is led by Dr. Michelle M. Thompson, a real estate research and education consultant, a faculty associate with the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, and an affiliate of the Cornell Department of City and Regional Planning.

For additional program and registration information, contact the School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions, B20 Day Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853-2801, 607 255-7259, 607 255-9697 (fax), [email protected].

For specific information about the course, contact Dr. Thompson, Department of City and Regional Planning, Cornell University, 311 West Sibley Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853-6701, 607 255-5385, [email protected].

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For more information contact:

Michelle Thompson
Cornell University
311 W. Sibley Hall
New York 14853

Phone: 607-255-5385
Fax: 607-255-1971
Email: [email protected]

Posted April 10, 2004

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