Geographic Information Science  (391124)
Department of Social and Human Environment
Course  :  Master's Course
Subject Type  :  Type 1 Subject
Instructor  :  Associate Professor OKUNUKI, Kei-ichi
Credits  :  2
Class schedule  :  Thu.   4th
Classroom  :  Lecture Room 3/ Environmental Studies Hall
1. To learn knowledge of Geographic Information Systems and Geographic Information Science.
2. To learn methods for geographic data analysis.
3. To conduct geographic data analysis for students' master research.
4. To have abilities for integration of various geographic information so as to create the future of the regional society.
In ths class we will learn about GIS(Geographic Information System) and geographic information analysis. We have topics such as the followings:
1. What is GIS/geographic information?
2. Geographic information and data analysis
3. Tradition of Cartography
4. Visualization and spatialization
5. Spatial patterns and processes
6. Point pattern analysis
7. Spatial analysis along networks
8. Spatial data and spatial autocorrelation
9. Local spatial analysis
10. Trend surface analysis and spatial interpolation
11. Spatial relations and the concept of "nearby"
12. GIS and society
13. Spatio-temporal data and Historical GIS
14. The future of geographic information society
15. Practical study using GIS .

Lectures will be given in Japanese, however students will be welcome to discuss in English with the teacher and the other students.
Grading Criteria
Reports for assignments (100%)
Course Textbook
Recommended Reference Books, Other Study Material, and notes
All students need to have his/her available computer which includes ArcGIS.
Language in class
▪ Presentation & Materials : Partially in English
▪ Oral explanations : Japanese only
▪ Questions in English : Available
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