Methods from geographical information science can be used in various ways in spatial planning. The course provides knowledge about the methods from GIS and decision support systems that are most important to planners. The laboratories demonstrate how decision support systems are used within various fields of spatial planning. Emphasis is placed upon urban and rural planning issues and location analysis techniques.
The course explores the power that geographical information systems and databases can bring to location analysis and decision support for infrastructure. The students are expected to have taken a basic course introductory course in GIS. Using this background knowledge the students are expected to expand there GIS and analysis skills
The study area of the studio is the City of Prince George located in the North-Central Part of British Columbia. Prince George is community are the cross roads of Highway 16 and 97. It is the at the confluences of two rivers the Nechako and Fraser Rivers.
The intent of the course is to work on project of current interest to public and private sector. The idea is to provide the students with an experiential learning opportunity.
3.000 Credit Hours
3.000 Lecture hours
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Lec/Lab/Tut Combination, Laboratory