You will explore concepts of relational databases and data collection platforms. You will develop skills using various data collection systems, ranging from citizen science-based, freely available systems to industry-standard commercial platforms and work on a GIS problem that requires a hands-on data collection solution and present findings to the class. In addition, you will also explore the pathways to drone operation certifications and becoming a GIS Professional (GISP).
You will learn about GIS technology which plays a critical role in the collection, management, visualization, analysis and interpretation of location-based environmental data (e.g., air/water quality, ecosystem/biodiversity, population, energy use, transportation data, etc.).