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Decision Support and Geographic Information Systems
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Geographic information systems (GIS) are used commonly by planners to manage, analyze, and visualize data related to urban planning and resource management. Students completing this specialization will have a sound grasp of the principles of GIS and the means to apply this technology effectively in research capacities and in planning practice.


*course is worth 1.0 unit

Required Courses:

ENVS 278 Advanced Environmental Research Methods
PLAN 281 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

2.5 units of Elective Courses:

PLAN 381 Advanced Geographic Information Systems
PLAN 387 Spatial Databases
PLAN 481* Geographic Information Systems Project
PLAN 487 Management Issues in Geographic Information Systems
PLAN 490* Senior Honours Essay


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