GIS Specialist/Teaching Fellow
Courses offered in the past four years.
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GEOG 0120 - Fundamentals of GIS
Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems
This course introduces fundamental concepts and methods of geographic information systems (GIS): computer systems for processing location-based data. Through a sequence of applied problems, students will practice how to conceive, gather, manage, analyze, and visualize geographic datasets. Major topics will include raster and vector data structures and operations, geographic frameworks, and principles of cartographic design. 3 hrs. lect./3 hrs. lab.
GEOG 0320 - GIS Applications
This course introduces the structure, concepts, and application of geographic information systems (GIS): computer-based systems designed to process large spatial databases. The productive use of GIS technology in the physical and social sciences, environmental management, and regional planning is investigated through a variety of applied exercises and problems. (Not open to first-year and sophomore students) 3 hrs. lect./3 hrs. lab.
GEOG 1002 - Environmental Remote Sensing
Environmental Remote Sensing
Remotely sensed imagery is increasingly important in natural resource planning and management. It has become essential in such applications as land cover change analysis, weather prediction, mineral exploration, and wildlife tracking. In this course it will be our goal to develop a critical understanding of key concepts and techniques in remote sensing for applications in geographical and environmental studies. We will first cover the history of remote sensing and the uses of aerial photography. We will then turn to computer-based satellite image interpretation and analysis. The course is approximately 1/3 lecture and 2/3 lab. (GEOG 0320)
Winter 2010, Winter 2011
Natural Resource Allocation
Community Development and Planning
Bill has worked worldwide on geographic information systems (GIS) projects in Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Bangladesh, Botswana, Lesotho, Bulgaria, and Uzbekistan.
B.S., Penn State, Pennsylvania
M.S., University of Vermont