2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin

ESA 355 Geographic Information Systems for Emergency Services

3 hours

This course introduces students to spatial analysis techniques used in emergency services (ES) using the ArcGIS software. The course covers the fundamental concepts and frameworks of geographic information science, the principles and tools of GIS, basic theories of spatial data structure and relational databases, spatial analysis tools, and data visualization. Students will gain practical knowledge of Geographical Information Systems data structure, acquisition, management, analysis, and presentation as they are used in emergency service assessment, risk and hazard analysis, disaster evaluation, and public policy analysis.




ENG 201 and ESA 101 and FIS 101