Urban and Regional Planning

Term: Fall 2020
Class Number: 520
Credits: 3
Required: No
Elective: Yes

/ URP 520

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

This course provides an introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology and how it may be applied to solve urban planning problems. Emphasis is on basic principles and concepts of GIS, theory and tools of spatial analysis, and broad exposure to GIS applications such as land use, infrastructure, and environmental planning. Topics include the history of GIS, hardware and software requirements, spatial data types, data formats and sources, spatial analysis techniques, making maps and reports, and fundamentals of database design.


Class Instruction Mode:  Online (Lecture)

Lecture: Tue, Thu 4:00-5:00pm  

Multiple labs offered. 

Labs: Class Instruction Mode:  Hybrid  

  • 002: Fri 8:30-11:00am BT Lab (1221 A&AB)
  • 003: Fri 1:00-3:30pm BT Lab (1221 A&AB)
  • 004: Thu 5:30-8:00pm BT Lab (1221 A&AB)


Robert Goodspeed