GEO 461 - Advanced Spatial Analysis for Environmental and Biophysical Applications

Extends skills learned in GEO 460 to include 2D and 3D surface and sub-surface modeling for interrelated applications in natural resource management, biology, and the physical environment. Applications include determination and visualization of viewsheds and watersheds; least cost path analysis and network analysis for modeling flows through biophysical and human systems such as streams, habitat corridors, and roads; and, proximity analysis for any application, such as habitat suitability or flood risk, in which the spatial context of features on the landscape is important. Methods such as interpolation to calculate and map unknown values or probabilities for locations using measured values at sample sites. Develop simple and complex spatial models, including regression models and process models, for mulitfaceted environmental processes and relationships such as soil erosion and surface and sub-surface groundwater flow. Integrate GIS analysis with statistical software and other software packages and methods.

Prerequisite(s): GEO 460.

4 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2014