Course description: This course will familiarize students with the basic knowledge of geographic information systems (GIS) and their application to social work practice and research. The course is organized around three primary areas: 1) conceptual; 2) technical; and 3) data management. A conceptual overview of GIS is presented to provide students with foundational knowledge about the theory, purpose, function, and applicability of GIS in practice and research settings. Students will develop critical thinking skills necessary to devise research questions appropriate for a GIS, to develop a GIS, interpret the findings, and to evaluate the spatial relationships between variables.
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This project compares the placement of ex offender programs to the location of the ex offender population in St. Louis City. To observe the number of agencies providing ex offender specific services, the types of services, and their locations
Using spatial-temporal analysis this project explores the change of land use and trend of rubber plantation between 2002 to 2008 in Jinghong County, Yunnan Province.