1.963 Environmental Engineering Applications of Geographic Information Systems

Fall 2004

An image of the zonal bands of the Earth. (Image courtesy of NASA.)

Course Highlights

This course features lecture notes from a number of class sessions and a complete set of lab exercises given in class.

Course Description

This graduate seminar is taught in a lecture and lab exercise format. The subject matter is tailored to introduce Environmental Engineering students to the use and potential of Geographic Information Systems in their discipline. Lectures will cover the general concepts of GIS use and introduce the material in the exercises that demonstrate the practical application of GIS.

Technical Requirements

This class contains lectures and lab sessions with instruction in how to use GIS software. Any references to 'Athena' refer to MIT's campus-wide, UNIX® based computing environment, on which the GIS software is run. The GIS software is not provided on this site.

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Prof. Daniel Sheehan

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
2 hours / session