Yale College Courses:

The following lists GIS courses are offered by differernt schools at Yale. Check the Yale course catalog or applicable departments for availability and more information.


BIS 511 01 (13314) / GIS Applications in Epidemiology and Public Health.
Theodore Holford

The study of epidemiology often seeks to determine associations between exposure risk and disease that are spatially dependent. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are modern computer-based tools for the capture, storage, analysis, and display of spatial information. Public health applications of GIS provide cost-effective methods for evaluating interventions and modeling future trends, and they also provide a visual tool for data exploration. This class teaches the technical and design aspects of implementing a GIS project in public health, and provides students with basic tools for using GIS. Examples introduce a variety of applications in the field of epidemiology. Prerequisite: basic computer skills. Permission of instructor required.

Engineering and Applied Science:

ENAS 644b, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in Water Resources & Environmental Engineering. James Wallis.
The course objectives are threefold: (1) to teach the principles and operation of geographic information systems (GIS), focusing in particular on ArcView and its Spatial Analyst extension; (2) to show how spatial hydrologic modeling can be done by developing a digital representation of the environment within a GIS , then adding to that function simulation the hydrologic processes; and (3) to develop individual experience in the use of GIS in Water Resources through execution of a term project, and presenting it orally and in written form using HTML on the World Wide Web. This is a Web-based course with enrolment limited by availability of computer hardware and software.

ENVE 444bG/ENAS 444bG, Geographic Information Systems in Environmental Engineering. James Wallis.

The principles and operation of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Demonstration of spatial hydrologic modeling by developing a digital representation of the environment in the GIS, and then adding functions representing the hydrologic and environmental processes.


Forestry and Environmental Studies:

F&ES 715a Geographic Information Systems.
3 credits. This course offers a broad and practical introduction to the acquisition, storage, retrieval, maintenance, use, and presentation of digital cartographic data with both image- and drawing-based geographic information systems (GIS). Weekly lectures and computer-laboratory exercises ultimately lead to the development of a class project involving data compilation, site analysis, land-use planning, and impact assessment for a regional study area. Three hours lecture, problem sets, one class project. No previous experience is required. Faculty.

F&ES 716b Seminar in Cartographic Modeling.
3 credits. This course focuses on the development and application of geographic information systems (GIS) for the analysis and synthesis of spatial patterns and processes. Weekly presentations, readings, discussions, and computer-laboratory demonstrations are oriented toward the development of individual or small-team projects. These are selected entirely by students and may range from the basic development of spatial algorithms to current applications in environmental science or management. Prerequisite: F&ES 715a or permission of the instructor. Three-hour seminar. One term project. Faculty.

F&ES 717a,b Project in Geographic Information Systems. Faculty.


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