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Welcome to the Intro GIS for Urban and Environmental Analysis wiki. This is your main portal for course materials. This course will focus on introducing students to the use of geographic information systems in the urban/suburban/metropolitan environment.

Course overview, objectives, and grading

This course meets Tuesday/Thursday 12noon-1:15pm, GIS Lab, Tisch Library (follow the signs for the Map Room)

Instructor: Barbara Parmenter
Office: 72 Professors Row
Barbara's GIS Lab Hours:

  • Tuesday/Thursday1:30-2:30pm
  • By appointment via e-mail

Teaching assistant: Brian DeChambeau
TA GIS Lab Hours (may vary slightly depending on assignments):

  • Tuesday/Thursday 10:30-noon
  • Friday 2:00-4:00 pm
  • By appointment via email

Schedule of readings, labs, and assignments

(note: the schedule may be updated as needed so please check back regularly)

Student Work Zone

Post your assignments in the work zone

Class Powerpoints

you must log in to see this page - provides access to powerpoints used in the class

GIS Help, Tips and Tutorials

Tutorials and tip sheets we use in class can be found here, as well as online help links

GIS Research Examples

Use this to explore GIS research and application areas

Tufts Online GIS Data Guide

Our guide to online data resources, by subject, geographic area, and data clearing house.

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