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Spring 2018  |  PA 5271 Section 001: Geographic Information Systems: Applications in Planning and Policy Analysis (54869)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Laboratory
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/16/2018 - 05/04/2018
Tue 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 85
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Introduction to GIS. Applications in public planning and policy analysis. Operational skills in GIS software. Mapping analysis of U.S. Census material. Local/state government management/planning. Spatial statistical analysis for policy/planning. prereq: Major in urban/regional planning or instr consent
Class Notes:
Non-MURP students should contact Geoff Maas (maas0021@umn.edu) regarding permission numbers. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?maas0021+PA5271+Spring2018
Class Description:

GIS Applications in Planning and Policy Analysis is intended for the planning and public policy student who desires a fundamental working knowledge of the core concepts of GIS. Students can expect to work with geospatial data in a lab environment, develop core skills in working with, manipulating and understanding geospatial data. Lectures explore the data types, origins, uses and limitations.


Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are an important supportive technology for the fields of planning and public policy. Both fields involve exploring location-based issues and GIS facilitates spatial visualization of phenomena such as crime, poverty, pollution, health, land use, economics, environmental conditions and many others. GIS - a discipline in its own right - is now firmly woven into the fabric of government and many business operations. It is vital that planning and public policy students have a fundamental knowledge of the concepts, usage, processes and potential of GIS technology.
Grading:
8 Lab Assignments using GIS Software (40% of grade)
Class Attendance (15% of grade)
Final Project (30% of grade)
Final Exam (15% of grade)
Exam Format:
Final Exam: Cumulative, written exam for core concepts covered in the class.
Class Format:
Tuesday Evenings: 6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Workload:
Emphasis is on topical lectures, in-class lab exercises and assignments. Students will leave the course with a firm command of core GIS and geospatial concepts, tools, processes and methods and their applicability to the fields of urban and regional planning and policy analysis.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5271~001&term=1183
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/maas0021_PA5271_Spring2016.pdf (Spring 2016)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/maas0021_PA5271_Fall2015.pdf (Fall 2015)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
20 November 2015

Fall 2017  |  PA 5271 Section 001: Geographic Information Systems: Applications in Planning and Policy Analysis (21234)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Laboratory
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/05/2017 - 12/13/2017
Wed 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 85
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Introduction to GIS. Applications in public planning and policy analysis. Operational skills in GIS software. Mapping analysis of U.S. Census material. Local/state government management/planning. Spatial statistical analysis for policy/planning. prereq: Major in urban/regional planning or instr consent
Class Notes:
Non-MURP students should contact Stacey Grimes (grime004@umn.edu) regarding permission numbers and the waiting list. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?yunleiqi+PA5271+Fall2017
Class Description:
Non-MURP students should contact Stacey Grimes (grime004@umn.edu) regarding permission numbers and the waiting list.
Grading:
Final Project (26%); Eight Assignments (64% - each 8%); Class Participation (10%)
Class Format:
Lecture and Lab
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5271~001&term=1179
Syllabus:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/yunleiqi_PA5271_Fall2017.pdf
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
15 August 2017

Spring 2017  |  PA 5271 Section 001: Geographic Information Systems: Applications in Planning and Policy Analysis (55392)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Laboratory
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/17/2017 - 05/05/2017
Tue 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 85
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Introduction to GIS. Applications in public planning and policy analysis. Operational skills in GIS software. Mapping analysis of U.S. Census material. Local/state government management/planning. Spatial statistical analysis for policy/planning. prereq: Major in urban/regional planning or instr consent
Class Notes:
Non-MURP students should contact Stacey Grimes (grime004@umn.edu) to be added to a waiting list. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?yingling+PA5271+Spring2017
Class Description:

There is no required textbook for this spring 2017 class. All course readings will be information available from online.

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is an increasingly growing field, providing spatial data management and analysis services to a broad range of business and public organizations. US News identified the GIS occupation as one of the "21 hot jobs for the 21st century", claiming that the number of GIS positions in local governments alone will increase 6% per year.

The use of GIS is inevitable in urban planning and public policy as both fields involve exploring location-related trends and issues. For instance, planners routinely conduct geo-spatial analyses to study residential clustering, to explore the spatial mismatch between jobs and workers, and to identify suitable land for urban transition, infill development, or environmental conservation. To public policy professionals, GIS facilitates spatial visualization of poverty, crime, pollution, and health patterns, allowing those who on the front line of public services to distribute tax money more fairly and to protect life and property more effectively. In simple words, GIS skills are a valuable asset in today's competitive job market.

This course covers GIS basics (e.g., map projections, coordinate systems, spatial data manipulation & visualization, and geodatabase management) as well as advanced GIS applications (e.g., network analysis, raster & TIN models, socio-demographic analysis, 3-D analysis, hot-spot analysis, spatial interpolation, and other spatial statistics). It gives special attention to making GIS useful to urban planners and policy analysts. It is not intended to make students into GIS coding, spatial modeling or spatial statistics experts - those interested in a GIS-based career path should continue to take programming and database courses in Computer Science and advanced GIS offerings in the Department of Geography.

Grading:

Students are evaluated based upon performance on a series of small assignments and a larger final project. All the assignments should be done independently. For the final project, I strongly encourage you to select a planning or policy analysis problem that is the closest to your area of interest. Attendance as well as active participation and contribution to class discussion is required and counts in the final grade. Missing three classes will result in an at least 10-point deduction from your final grade. The relative weights for grading purposes are as follows:

  • Final Project (26%)

  • Eight Assignments (64% - each 8%)

  • Class Participation (10%)
Exam Format:
Not applicable.
Class Format:

To achieve student learning outcomes above, the course features hands-on learning in classroom, laboratory, and homework exercises. The class time will be divided into lecture and laboratory sessions that cover both theory and practice of topics of interest. Lab and homework exercises comprise of real-world tasks faced by planning and public policy practitioners.

Students will be using a Geographic Information System software package known as ArcGIS 10.3, published by Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI). There are many competitors, but ArcGIS (and ESRI's older software ArcView) is the most commonly used. In addition, students will be using various ArcGIS extensions (e.g., Spatial Analyst, 3D Analyst, Geostatistical Analyst, Network Analyst) and a few smaller 3rd party extensions (e.g., XTools Pro).

Note that you will never learn to use GIS unless you put time in learning how to use the software! Just like sports, GIS is learned through practice and repetition. In this course, you are expected to spend 4-6 hours every week to ‘practice' GIS skills. I will also try to reduce lecture length so that you have more in-class time to work with the GIS software.
Workload:
4-6 hours every week
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5271~001&term=1173
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
14 November 2016

Fall 2016  |  PA 5271 Section 001: Geographic Information Systems: Applications in Planning and Policy Analysis (21405)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Laboratory
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/06/2016 - 12/14/2016
Wed 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 85
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Introduction to GIS. Applications in public planning and policy analysis. Operational skills in GIS software. Mapping analysis of U.S. Census material. Local/state government management/planning. Spatial statistical analysis for policy/planning. prereq: Major in urban/regional planning or instr consent
Class Notes:
Contact the instructor (maas0021@umn.edu) if you need a permission number. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?maas0021+PA5271+Fall2016
Class Description:

GIS Applications in Planning and Policy Analysis is intended for the planning and public policy student who desires a fundamental working knowledge of the core concepts of GIS. Students can expect to work with geospatial data in a lab environment, develop core skills in working with, manipulating and understanding geospatial data. Lectures explore the data types, origins, uses and limitations.


Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are an important supportive technology for the fields of planning and public policy. Both fields involve exploring location-based issues and GIS facilitates spatial visualization of phenomena such as crime, poverty, pollution, health, land use, economics, environmental conditions and many others. GIS - a discipline in its own right - is now firmly woven into the fabric of government and many business operations. It is vital that planning and public policy students have a fundamental knowledge of the concepts, usage, processes and potential of GIS technology.
Grading:
8 Lab Assignments using GIS Software (40% of grade)
Class Attendance (15% of grade)
Final Project (30% of grade)
Final Exam (15% of grade)
Exam Format:
Final Exam: Cumulative, written exam for core concepts covered in the class.
Class Format:
Tuesday Evenings: 6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Workload:
Emphasis is on topical lectures, in-class lab exercises and assignments. Students will leave the course with a firm command of core GIS and geospatial concepts, tools, processes and methods and their applicability to the fields of urban and regional planning and policy analysis.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5271~001&term=1169
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/maas0021_PA5271_Spring2016.pdf (Spring 2016)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/maas0021_PA5271_Fall2015.pdf (Fall 2015)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
20 November 2015

Spring 2016  |  PA 5271 Section 001: Geographic Information Systems: Applications in Planning and Policy Analysis (58589)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Laboratory
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/19/2016 - 05/06/2016
Tue 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 85
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Introduction to GIS. Applications in public planning and policy analysis. Operational skills in GIS software. Mapping analysis of U.S. Census material. Local/state government management/planning. Spatial statistical analysis for policy/planning. prereq: Major in urban/regional planning or instr consent
Class Notes:
Non-MURP students should contact Geoff Maas (maas0021) to be added to a waiting list. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?maas0021+PA5271+Spring2016
Class Description:

GIS Applications in Planning and Policy Analysis is intended for the planning and public policy student who desires a fundamental working knowledge of the core concepts of GIS. Students can expect to work with geospatial data in a lab environment, develop core skills in working with, manipulating and understanding geospatial data. Lectures explore the data types, origins, uses and limitations.


Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are an important supportive technology for the fields of planning and public policy. Both fields involve exploring location-based issues and GIS facilitates spatial visualization of phenomena such as crime, poverty, pollution, health, land use, economics, environmental conditions and many others. GIS - a discipline in its own right - is now firmly woven into the fabric of government and many business operations. It is vital that planning and public policy students have a fundamental knowledge of the concepts, usage, processes and potential of GIS technology.
Grading:
8 Lab Assignments using GIS Software (40% of grade)
Class Attendance (15% of grade)
Final Project (30% of grade)
Final Exam (15% of grade)
Exam Format:
Final Exam: Cumulative, written exam for core concepts covered in the class.
Class Format:
Tuesday Evenings: 6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Workload:
Emphasis is on topical lectures, in-class lab exercises and assignments. Students will leave the course with a firm command of core GIS and geospatial concepts, tools, processes and methods and their applicability to the fields of urban and regional planning and policy analysis.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5271~001&term=1163
Syllabus:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/maas0021_PA5271_Spring2016.pdf
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/maas0021_PA5271_Fall2015.pdf (Fall 2015)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
20 November 2015

Fall 2015  |  PA 5271 Section 001: Geographic Information Systems: Applications in Planning and Policy Analysis (19338)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Laboratory
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/08/2015 - 12/16/2015
Wed 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 85
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Introduction to GIS. Applications in public planning and policy analysis. Operational skills in GIS software. Mapping analysis of U.S. Census material. Local/state government management/planning. Spatial statistical analysis for policy/planning. prereq: Major in urban/regional planning or instr consent
Class Notes:
Non-MURP students should contact Stacey Grimes (grime004@umn.edu) to be added to a manual waiting list. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?maas0021+PA5271+Fall2015
Class Description:

GIS Applications in Planning and Policy Analysis is intended for the planning and public policy student who desires a fundamental working knowledge of the core concepts of GIS. Students can expect to work with geospatial data in a lab environment, develop core skills in working with, manipulating and understanding geospatial data. Lectures explore the data types, origins, uses and limitations.


Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are an important supportive technology for the fields of planning and public policy. Both fields involve exploring location-based issues and GIS facilitates spatial visualization of phenomena such as crime, poverty, pollution, health, land use, economics, environmental conditions and many others. GIS - a discipline in its own right - is now firmly woven into the fabric of government and many business operations. It is vital that planning and public policy students have a fundamental knowledge of the concepts, usage, processes and potential of GIS technology.
Grading:
8 Lab Assignments using GIS Software (40% of grade)
Class Attendance (15% of grade)
Final Project (30% of grade)
Final Exam (15% of grade)
Exam Format:
Final Exam: Cumulative, written exam for core concepts covered in the class.
Class Format:
Wednesday 6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5271~001&term=1159
Syllabus:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/maas0021_PA5271_Fall2015.pdf
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/maas0021_PA5271_Spring2016.pdf (Spring 2016)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
14 July 2015

Spring 2015  |  PA 5271 Section 001: Geographic Information Systems: Applications in Planning and Policy Analysis (60115)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Laboratory
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/20/2015 - 05/08/2015
Tue 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 85
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Introduction to GIS. Applications in public planning and policy analysis. Operational skills in GIS software. Mapping analysis of U.S. Census material. Local/state government management/planning. Spatial statistical analysis for policy/planning. prereq: Major in urban/regional planning or instr consent
Class Notes:
Non-MURP students should contact Stacey Grimes (grime004@umn.edu) to be added to a waiting list.
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5271~001&term=1153
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/maas0021_PA5271_Spring2016.pdf (Spring 2016)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/maas0021_PA5271_Fall2015.pdf (Fall 2015)

Fall 2014  |  PA 5271 Section 001: Geographic Information Systems: Applications in Planning and Policy Analysis (20270)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Laboratory
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/02/2014 - 12/10/2014
Wed 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 85
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Introduction to GIS. Applications in public planning and policy analysis. Operational skills in GIS software. Mapping analysis of U.S. Census material. Local/state government management/planning. Spatial statistical analysis for policy/planning.
Class Notes:
Non-MURP students should contact Stacey Grimes (grime004@umn.edu) to be added to a manual waiting list.
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5271~001&term=1149
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/maas0021_PA5271_Spring2016.pdf (Spring 2016)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/maas0021_PA5271_Fall2015.pdf (Fall 2015)

Spring 2014  |  PA 5271 Section 001: Geographic Information Systems: Applications in Planning and Policy Analysis (67065)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Laboratory
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/21/2014 - 05/09/2014
Tue 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 85
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Introduction to GIS. Applications in public planning and policy analysis. Operational skills in GIS software. Mapping analysis of U.S. Census material. Local/state government management/planning. Spatial statistical analysis for policy/planning.
Class Notes:
Non-MURP students should contact Stacey Grimes (grime004@umn.edu) to be issued a permission number.
Class Description:
Introduction to GIS. Applications in public planning and policy analysis. Operational skills in GIS software. Mapping analysis of U.S. Census material. Local/state government management/planning. Spatial statistical analysis for policy/planning.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5271~001&term=1143
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
22 January 2014

Fall 2013  |  PA 5271 Section 001: Geographic Information Systems: Applications in Planning and Policy Analysis (26484)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Laboratory
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/03/2013 - 12/11/2013
Wed 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 85
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Introduction to GIS. Applications in public planning and policy analysis. Operational skills in GIS software. Mapping analysis of U.S. Census material. Local/state government management/planning. Spatial statistical analysis for policy/planning.
Class Notes:
Non-MURP students should contact Stacey Grimes (grime004@umn.edu) to be added to a manual waiting list.
Class Description:
Introduction to GIS. Applications in public planning and policy analysis. Operational skills in GIS software. Mapping analysis of U.S. Census material. Local/state government management/planning. Spatial statistical analysis for policy/planning.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5271~001&term=1139
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
8 March 2013

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