Environmental Applications of GIS

Course: AS.420.603.81, Professor: Dr. Rachel Isaacs (risaacs6@jhu.edu)

  • Purpose: Learn the fundamentals of mapping, photogrammetry, geographic information science, and remote sensing.

  • Textbook: Zhu, Xuan GIS for environmental applications: a practical approach.

  • Programs: Google Earth Pro, Arc Gis Pro, 7-Zip.

Environmental Analysis using GIS

  1. Define the problem

  2. Determine a project area

    1. Might be beneficial to use a watershed as boundaries.

  3. Locate, acquire, and prepare data

  4. Determine appropriate methodology and geospatial analysis

  5. Communicate your results