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GIS at Yale University
GIS is used for many purposes that range from calculating space, analyzing spatial relationships, patterns or trends, to cartography, visualization, and site management.
There are a variety of service centers that provide different levels of GIS service at Yale University. The Yale University Library Map Department GIS Service aims to provide a comprehensive GIS service that covers geospatial data searching, acquisition, data manipulation, instruction, software access, distribution, and output.
Other University departments provide various levels of GIS services as well. The Statlab provides integrated GIS services with an emphasis on instruction and analysis. The Government Documents Library has a sizeable collection of Government deposited GIS data sets. See the Services page and the Contact page for more detailed information on services offered by Yale.
Yale Map Department Events/Workshops
Please note that not all of the items in this calendar are presented by The Map Department, and that some events take place in locations other than The Bass Library Electronic Classrooms. Please be sure to CLICK ON EACH ITEM and read the descriptions for each event carefully.
GIS and Related Courses at Yale
ARCG 476 01 (20601) /ANTH776/ANTH476/ARCG776 / GIS and Spatial Analysis for Archaeology
Introduction to the use of geographical information systems (GIS) in anthropology, with attention to archaeological applications. Examples from a range of theoretical, analytical, and geographical contexts; introduction to current software.
BIS 511 01 (13314) / GIS Applications in Epidemiology and Public Health.
The study of epidemiology often seeks to determine associations between exposure risk and disease that are spatially dependent. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are modern computer-based tools for the capture, storage, analysis, and display of spatial information. Public health applications of GIS provide cost-effective methods for evaluating interventions and modeling future trends, and they also provide a visual tool for data exploration. This class teaches the technical and design aspects of implementing a GIS project in public health, and provides students with basic tools for using GIS. Examples introduce a variety of applications in the field of epidemiology. Prerequisite: basic computer skills. Permission of instructor required.
Forestry and Environmental Studies:
EVST 290 01 (13110) /F&ES290, Geographic Information Systems
A practical introduction to the nature and use of geographic information systems (GIS) in environmental science and management. Applied techniques for the acquisition, creation, storage, management, visualization, animation, transformation, analysis, and synthesis of cartographic data in digital form.
F&ES 77010a, Modeling Geographic Space.
An introduction to the conventions and capabilities of image-based (raster) geographic information systems (GIS) for the analysis and synthesis of spatial patterns and processes. In contrast to F&ES 77011b, the course is oriented more toward the qualities of geographic space itself (e.g., proximity, density, or interspersion) than the discrete objects that may occupy such space (e.g., water bodies, land parcels, or structures). Three hours lecture, problem sets, one class project. No previous experience is required.
F&ES 77011b, Modeling Geographic Objects.
This course offers a broad and practical introduction to the nature and use of drawing-based (vector) geographic information systems (GIS) for the preparation, interpretation, and presentation of digital cartographic data. In contrast to F&ES 77010a, the course is oriented more toward discrete objects in geographical space (e.g., water bodies, land parcels, or structures) than the qualities of that space itself (e.g., proximity, density, or interspersion). Three hours lecture, problem sets, one class project. No previous experience is required.
F&ES 771 Applied Spatial Statistics.
Timothy Gregoire & Jonathan Reuning-Scherer
An introduction to spatial statistical techniques with computer applications. Topics include spatial sampling, visualizing spatial data, quantifying spatial association and autocorrelation, interpolation methods, fitting variograms, kriging, and related modeling techniques for spatially correlated data. Examples are drawn from ecology, sociology, public health, and subjects proposed by students. Eight to ten lab/homework assignments and a final project. Enrollment is limited to twenty-five students, with preference given to those whose research suggests analysis using spatial statistics.
F&ES 717a,b Project in Geographic Information Systems.
HSHM 422 01 (21198) /HIST140J, Cartography, Territory, and Identity
Exploration of how maps shape assumptions about territory, land, sovereignty, and identity. The relationship between scientific cartography and conquest, the geography of statecraft, religious cartographies, encounters between Western and non-Western cultures, and reactions to cartographic objectivity. Students make their own maps.
CPSC 178 Visualization: Data, Pixels, and Ideas.
An introduction to the use of computer graphics as a medium for communication and discovery. Topics include computer graphics primitives and their association with data, relationships, and concepts to generate an image; real-time interactions with images; and the application of visualization to a variety of application domains, from science and engineering to business and the arts. Includes a section on Geographic Information Systems. No previous experience with computers necessary.
Center for Earth Observation:
Observing the Earth from Space.
A practical introduction to satellite image analysis of the Earth’s surface. Topics include the spectrum of electromagnetic radiation, satellite-borne radiometers, data transmission and storage, computer image analysis, the merging of satellite imagery with GIS and applications to weather and climate, oceanography, surficial geology, ecology and epidemiology, forestry, agriculture, archaeology, and watershed management.
Preference to undergraduates in Geology and Geophysics, Anthropology, and Environmental Studies. Prerequisites: college-level physics or chemistry, two courses in geology and natural science of the environment or equivalents, and computer literacy.
Stacey D. Maples M.Sc., B.Sc.
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