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URP 520 – Introduction to Geographic Information Systems


This course provides an introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology and how it may be applied to solve urban planning problems. Emphasis is on basic principles and concepts of GIS, theory and tools of spatial analysis, and broad exposure to GIS applications such as land use, infrastructure, and environmental planning. Topics include the history of GIS, hardware and software requirements, spatial data types, data formats and sources, spatial analysis techniques, making maps and reports, and fundamentals of database design.


Tue, Thu 4:00-5:00pm  2104 A&AB

Multiple lab sections offered.   Labs will be held in the BT Lab (1221 A&AB)

Please see Wolverine Access for discussion section schedule.


Tony Bedogne

Plan Your Future
Housing, Community, and Economic Development
Land Use and Environmental Planning
Physical Planning and Design
Transportation Planning
Global and Comparative Planning