|Course ID:||GEOG 8450. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit. |
|Course Title:||Geospatial Techniques in Landscape Analysis|
|Topics on geospatial analysis tools to display, analyze, model
and visualize landscape characteristics. Aspects of geographic
information systems, remote sensing, spatial analysis,
geovisualization, landscape metrics, and landscape ecology will
|Oasis Title:||GEOSPAT LAND ANLYS|
|Prerequisite:||GEOG 4370/6370 or permission of department|
|Offered fall semester every year. |
|Grading System:||A-F (Traditional)|
Students will be exposed to advanced topics of geographic
information systems (GIS), remote sensing and landscape
analysis through readings, discussion and hands-on experience
with geospatial tools. Using landscapes as functional units to
characterize spatial patterns and processes, students will
explore case studies and discuss current topics such as remote
sensing image data (e.g., multispectral, hyperspectral,
multitemporal optical imagery and lidar), object-based image
segmentation, data mining using geovisualization techniques,
spatial statistics to identify spatial patterns/trends, spatial
modeling and the computation of landscape metrics. Students
also will have access to advanced GIS, image processing and
geovisualization software for analyzing complex resource
databases. Students are expected to gain an understanding of
the advantages and limitations of geospatial tools, and they
will conduct an independent project that incorporates GIS,
remote sensing, spatial analysis/modeling and geovisualization
for landscape assessment.
Topics will vary. Examples of relevant themes include:
Concepts of geography and landscape ecology underlying
Geospatial imagery available for characterizing landscapes.
Image interpretation, data capture, data collection and
Spatial analysis functions of GIS.
Object-based image segmentation.
Geovisualization for data display and information extraction.
Spatial patterns related to landscape function.
Case studies of the use of geospatial tools for landscape