GIS Specialist/Teaching Fellow
Courses offered in the past four years.
▲ indicates offered in the current term
▹ indicates offered in the upcoming term[s]
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. (Open to GEOG and ENVS major only; first semester first year students and seniors by waiver)3 hrs. lect./3 hrs. lab.
GEOG 0500 - Independent Study ▲
A one-credit intensive research project developed under the direction of a faculty member. Junior majors only. (Approval Required)
Fall 2013, Fall 2014
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)
GEOG 1024 / ENVS 1024 - Conserv. Land Mgmnt Practice
Conservation and Land Management in Practice
In this course we will investigate conservation and resource management issues with a focus on Trinchera Ranch, a 265-square mile ranch in the greater Sangre De Cristo Conservation Area in southern Colorado. Studying the application of conservation tools and practices at spatial scales from site to landscape, we will explore forest, game, and wildlife management; agricultural production; water use/conservation; fire; and energy. We will visit public and private lands to glean the local, regional and national context and hear numerous perspectives. We will develop spatial (GIS-based) analyses for conservation and management efforts on the ranch and in the region. This course counts as a cognate for ENVS majors.
(Approval required; informational meeting on November 4 at 7:00 p.m. in MBH 331)
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