University of Toronto - GIS Research Project - Spring, 2013
Type of Class
an advanced GIS class
a full semester, 12 weeks or more
lecture/discussion and labs combined
Students learn how to design, manage, and complete a research project that emphasizes the use of a geographic information system (GIS). Students work in groups of four to six. Groups agree with the instructor on a suitable problem and then solve it by acquiring, organizing, and analyzing data using a GIS. Projects must include a substantive analytical component where GIS is central to the methods used.
This is a capstone course for students who have already taken 3-5 courses in GIS, remote sensing, and cartography. There were 19 students in the course.