Digital Globe:GIScience & Tech

Non-specialist course providing an overview of the collection, representation and use of geospatial data. Introduces students to geospatial technologies like GPS, Google Earth, satellite imagine, and GIS, and provides a critical understanding of the strengths and limitations of spatial representations (e.g., maps, images). Enroll Info: None

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People, Land and Food

Introduction to how and why humans have transformed natural landscapes around the world, including tropical deforestation. Exploration of different agricultural systems, and topics such as food security, land scarcity, bioenergy and the impacts of food production on the environment. Enroll Info: Sophomore standing

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Geography of Wisconsin

Overview of the physical and human geography of Wisconsin, with an emphasis on the physical, historical, and cultural processes that shaped the Badger State. Enroll Info: Sophomore standing

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Introduction to Cartography

A broad introduction to cartography emphasizing the theory and practice of map-making. Topics include the basics in mapping (e.g., scale, spatial reference systems, projections), data acquisition, key techniques for thematic mapping, and principles of cartographic abstraction and design. Enroll Info: Sophomore standing or consent of instructor

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Intro to Geog Info Systems

Design, implementation and use of automated procedures for storage, analysis and display of spatial information. Covers data bases, information manipulation and display techniques, software systems and management issues. Case studies. Meets with Civil & Environmental Engineering 357. Enroll Info: None

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World Regions in Global Contxt

Survey of development and change within each of the world’s regions (e.g., Africa, Southeast Asia). Attention devoted to environment and society; history, economy, and demographic change; culture and politics; future challenges; key actors. Online course. Enroll Info: None

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