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2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
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GEO 658 - Research Applications in GIS

This course is a workshop in spatial analysis in which students undertake an original research project. The objective of the course is to generate a product which meets professional standards for publication or presentation at a professional meeting, allowing students to build resumes and gain exposure to a professional audience. A variety of software will be used in the course, as projects demand. The starting point will be the opensource geospatial analysis software GeoDa. This tool provides state-of-the-art methods for geospatial analysis, spatial econometrics, and geo-visualization. Topics covered will include: exploratory spatial data analysis, spatial autocorrelation statistics for aggregate data, basic spatial regression analysis for point and polygon data, univariate and multivariate local cluster maps, principal components analysis, k-means, hierarchical clustering, and spatial econometrics.

Prerequisite(s): GEO 308/GEO 508 /GEO 608  or permission of instructor, and GEO 408/GEO 518 /GEO 618  (previous completion or concurrent registration).
Credits: 3

Course Typically Offered:
Course Type: Geography

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