8800 - Intro to Geoinformatics

This course provides an overview of technologies and methods for addressing the complex nature of analysis problems involving geoinformation. In particular, this course focuses on the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and other computational technologies for capturing, handling, manipulating, and analyzing geoinformation. Special emphasis is given to the needs of new and emerging application domains that are increasingly utilization these technologies. Addionally, this course addresses techniques for fusing data collected at different spatial and temporal scales and working with massive geospatial datasets, challenges faced in most geoinformatics applications. The course will also provide hands-on experience with commercial geographic information systems, analysis methods, and practical applications of geoinformatics.