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This practical course will introduce students to fundamental geographic information system (GIS) skills and capabilities relevant to planning and development. Students will receive hands-on training on GIS software including map creation, spatial data analysis, and data sources, and will leave this course with an understanding of the different ways planners can use GIS to analyze spatial data and how to best communicate findings through mapping and visualization. This course is tailored to students in the planning and development sectors. Students will explore relevant case studies, best practices, and will understand typical issues that arise in on-the-job usage of GIS and how to fix them.

AICP Credit: AICP members can earn Certification Maintenance (CM) credits for this activity. For a list of additional UC San Diego Extension AICP CM Events go to American Planning Association.
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Note: No prior GIS experience is required but students should be very comfortable with Windows.

All student must bring a computer (with Windows 7 or newer operating system) to class each meeting.

Course Number: CSE-41241
Credit: 2.00 unit(s)