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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
Instructor Barbara's GIS Lab Hours:

  • Mondays 2-3:30pm
  • Tuesday/Thursday 1Thursday1:1530-2:1530pm
  • and by appointment.By appointment via e-mail

Teaching assistant: Abi Vladeck
Abi's Lab Hours: to be announced 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
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Schedule of readings, labs, and assignments

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

Student Work Zone

- click here

Course overview, objectives, and grading

GIS Tips and Tutorials

A GIS resource guide - data sources, tip sheets, tutorials, and application examples

Data Sources - from the Greater Boston GIS Teaching Allicance (GISTA)

Data catalog sites and data by topic - feel free to suggest data resources you find!

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

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<A href="https://wikis.uit.tufts.edu/confluence/x/xgdJAg" mce_href="../../../../../../../../../x/xgdJAg" target="_blank">GIS Help, Tips and Tutorials</A></BR>

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

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<A href="https://wikis.uit.tufts.edu/confluence/x/3pKfAQ" mce_href="../../../../../../../../../x/3pKfAQ" target="_blank">GIS Research Examples</A><BR mce_bogus="1"></BR><BR

Use this to explore GIS research and application areas

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 <A href="https://wikis.uit.tufts.edu/confluence/x/CozfAg" mce_href="../../../../../../../../../x/CozfAg" target="_blank">Tufts Online GIS Data Guide</A><BR mce_bogus="1"></BR>

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