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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for Engineers


Introduction to fundamental principles and concepts necessary to carry out meaningful and appropriate geographic analysis with geographic information science (GIS). Reinforcement of key issues in GIS such as geographic coordinate systems, map projections, spatial analysis, use of remotely sensed data, and visualization of spatial data. Laboratory exercises use database query, database manipulation, and spatial analysis to address problems in hydrology, water treatment, renewable energy, and transportation with an emphasis on engineering design. Students will gain familiarity with the leading commercial and open-source GIS platforms.
Course Details

Spring 2023


Feb 6, 2023 - May 17, 2023
Prerequisite: CE-ENGIN 270
Base Cost: $1,950 ($650/credit)
Term Fee: $75
Start date: Feb 06, 2023
End date: May 17, 2023
Last day to add: Feb 21, 2023
Last day to drop: Feb 21, 2023
Last day to withdraw: Apr 10, 2023