CATEGORIES AND COURSES

 

 

GIS Fundamentals

The courses in GIS Fundamentals module provide students with knowledge, i.e. theory and skills for continuation of Graduate Studies in the GIS Cluster. The courses listed in this category have no prerequisites. This category includes but is not limited to:

  1. An understanding of projections and transformations;
  2. The development of basic skill with a GIS software package;
  3. An understanding of a systematic process for the development of a GIS, i.e. "The Systematic Approach to Information Systems Development";
  4. Fundamental concepts for spatial analysis (either cellular, vector or both), and
  5. An understanding of metadata, scale, relative vs. absolute spatial accuracy, and the timeliness of GIS data.

Geomatics (Measurements, Data Organization, And Reliability)

GEO is a prefix for earth, and MATICS suggest the practical application of information and mathematics. Additionally, Geomatics is complementary to many other disciplines, which use GIS and spatial analysis techniques.  Therefore, courses in the Geomatics module cover basic mapping principles necessary for an understanding of "DATA BUILDING" activities previously known as surveying, mapping, photogrammetry, digital mapping and land information systems (LIS).

Geomatics uses the measurement and mapping sciences such as land measurement, digital mapping, remote sensing, satellite positioning to design and populate a useable spatially referenced data set for appropriate spatial analysis by a specified user community.

Geostatistics

Spatially referenced information may be analyzed in many more ways than non-spatial data because spatial organization adds many attributes to each datum. A wide range of analytical philosophies and techniques has been developed to:

  1. Describe spatial structure and patterns;
  2. Model spatial processes;
  3. Test hypotheses based upon spatial organization or correlation;
  4. Interpolate measurements over fields;
  5. Estimate and predict outcomes of changing conditions.

GIS users must understand the applications and assumptions of existing methods, and must be able to learn new methods as they are developed. The courses listed in this category have statistics prerequisites normally required as part of the graduate students' departmental curriculum.

Remote Sensing And Image Processing Fundamentals

Remote sensing involves the gathering of information about an object or objects without having physical contact with the object. Ears and eyes are examples of natural sensors that have remote sensing capabilities. As a result of scientific research and development, remote sensing systems are being built today for ground-based, airborne-based, and satellite-based platforms. The goal of these efforts is to provide a more rapid and comprehensive picture of the object being studied. The remotely sensed images provide data to the computer, which are digitally compatible with computer software developed for interpreting physical meaning on the earth surface.

GIS practitioners should realize a fact that remotely sensed images provide a more rapid comprehensive overview of the earth surface information in a given area.
 

Spatial Analysis, Modeling And Decision Support

The courses in the spatial analysis/modeling module will present advanced spatial analysis. The course is intended to present students with procedures to answer spatial analysis questions. Students will be required to complete a final project and to describe that project in a project paper. The courses listed in this category have no prerequisites required. Topics may include but are not limited to:

  1. Spatial overlay;
  2. Suitability surface development and costpath analysis;
  3. Project design and interface modification;
  4. Network analysis -- routing;
  5. Demographic or environmental analysis;
    1. Project presentation;
    2. Model development and programming;
  6. Hydrologic modeling;
  7. Decision support and advanced applications

Course List

Dept

Number

Title

ICGIS_Category

Cat_Num

Term

Frequency

Professor

Email

AOM

5431

GIS and Remote Sensing in Agriculture and Natural Resources

GIS Fundamentals

1

Fall

Every 2 years

Lee

wslee@ufl.edu

GIS

5107C

Geographic Information Systems in Research

GIS Fundamentals

1

Fall/Spring

Annual

Binford/Mao alternate semesters

mbinford@geog.ufl.edu, liangmao@ufl.edu

SWS

6722

Soil-Landscape Modeling

GIS Fundamentals

1

Spring

Every 2 years

Grunwald

sabgru@ufl.edu

URP

6270

Survey of Planning (Spatial) Information Systems

GIS Fundamentals

1

Fall/Spring

Annual

Latimer

latimer@geoplan.ufl.edu

SUR

5365

Digital Mapping

Geomatics

2

Fall

Annual

Hochmair

hhhochmair@ufl.edu

GEO

6161

Intermediate Quantitative Methods for Geographers

Geostatistics

3

Spring

Annual

Fik

fik@ufl.edu

GEO

6166

Advanced Quantitative Methods for Spatial Analysis

Geostatistics

3

Spring

Annual

Fik

fik@ufl.edu

GIS

6116

Geographic Information Systems Analysis

Geostatistics

3

Spring

Annual

Abd-Elrahman/ Hochmair

hhhochmair@ufl.edu; aamr@ifas.ufl.edu

URP

6272

Advanced Planning Information Systems (Spatial Statistics)

Geostatistics

3

 

Contact Instructor

Zwick

pdzwick@ufl.edu

ABE

6037C

Remote Sensing in Hydrology

Remote Sensing And Image Processing Fundamentals

4

Fall

Contact Instructor

Judge

jasmeet@ufl.edu

SUR

5386

Image Processing for Remote Sensing

Remote Sensing And Image Processing Fundamentals

4

Spring

Annual

Abd-Elrahman

aamr@ifas.ufl.edu

GIS

5038C

Remote Sensing

Remote Sensing And Image Processing Fundamentals

4

Fall

Annual

Binford/Southworth alternate years

mbinford@geog.ufl.edu jsouthwo@ufl.edu

SUR

5385

Remote Sensing Applications

Remote Sensing And Image Processing Fundamentals

4

Fall

Annual

Smith

sesmith@ifas.ufl.edu

SUR

6375

Terrain Analysis and Mapping

Remote Sensing And Image Processing Fundamentals

4

Spring

Every 2 years

Smith

sesmith@ifas.ufl.edu

ABE

6035

Advanced Remote Sensing: Science and Sensors

Spatial Analysis, modeling And Decision Support

5

Fall

Contact Instructor

Judge

jasmeet@ufl.edu

ANG

6267

Anthropology, Geographic Information System, and Human Ecosystems

Spatial Analysis, modeling And Decision Support

5

 

Contact Instructor

Stepp

stepp@ufl.edu

AOM

5435

Advanced Precision Agriculture

Spatial Analysis, modeling And Decision Support

5

Fall

Every 2 years

Lee

wslee@ufl.edu

EES

6028

Spatial Modeling Using Geographic Information Systems

Spatial Analysis, modeling And Decision Support

5

 

Contact Instructor

Brown

mtb@ufl.edu

FOR

5435

Forest Information Systems

Spatial Analysis, modeling And Decision Support

5

Summer C

Annual

Mohammed

amohamed@ufl.edu

GEO

5159

GIS Applications in Environmental Systems

Spatial Analysis, modeling And Decision Support

5

 

Contact Instructor

Binford

mbinford@geog.ufl.edu

GEO

6930

Geospatial Networks

Spatial Analysis, modeling And Decision Support

5

Fall

Annual

Mao

liangmao@ufl.ed

GEO

6938

Selected Topics in Geography

Spatial Analysis, Modeling And Decision Support

5

 

Contact Instructor

Binford

mbinford@geog.ufl.edu

GEO

6425C

GIS Models for Public Health

Spatial Analysis, modeling And Decision Support

5

Spring

Annual

Mao

liangmao@ufl.edu

SUR

5425

Cadastral Information Systems

Spatial Analysis, modeling And Decision Support

5

 

Contact Instructor

Barnes

gbarnes@ufl.edu

SUR

6626

GIS Programming and Customization

Spatial Analysis, modeling And Decision Support

5

Spring

Annual

Hochmair

hhhochmair@ufl.edu

SWS

5721C

GIS in Land Resource Management

Spatial Analysis, modeling And Decision Support

5

Fall

Annual

Grunwald

sabgru@ufl.edu

URP

6271

Planning Information Systems

Spatial Analysis, modeling And Decision Support

5

 

Contact Instructor

Bejleri

ilir@ufl.edu

URP

6276

Internet Geographic Information Systems

Spatial Analysis, modeling And Decision Support

5

Fall

Annual

Peng

zpeng@dcp.ufl.edu

URP

6341

Urban and Planning Project

Spatial Analysis, modeling And Decision Support

5

 

Contact Instructor

Zwick

pdzwick@ufl.edu

URP

6905

3D Geospatial Urban Modeling and Visual Simulation

Spatial Analysis, modeling And Decision Support

5

 

Contact Instructor

Bejleri

ilir@ufl.edu

WIS

6468C

Pattern and Process in Landscape Ecology

Spatial Analysis, modeling And Decision Support

5

Spring

Annual

Fletcher

robert.fletcher@ufl.edu