Course Descriptions

Required Courses (9 Hours)

GR 4303/6303 Principles of GIS
(Prerequisite: Junior or graduate standing or consent of instructor) Two hours lecture and two hours laboratory. Spatial analysis and topological relationships of geographic data using Geographic Information Systems, with emphasis on GIS theory.

GR 4333/6333 Remote Sensing Phys Env
(Prerequisite: GR 3303, GR 3311 or consent of instructor) Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Examines remote sensing methods applicable to large-area analyses of watershed-level drainage systems, urban landscape, landscape vegetation metrics, physical landscape structural components and atmospheric features.

GR 4363/6363 GIS Programming
(Prerequisite: GR 4303/6303 or consent of instructor) Three hours lecture. Examination of Geodatabase structures. Integration of relational databases with Geographic Information Systems. Management of spatial data using geodatabases. Implementation of Geodatabase processes through spatial programming.

Elective Courses (6 Hours)

ECE 6413 Digital Signal Process
(Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in ECE 3443) Three hours lecture. Discrete time signals, Z-Transform, Discrete Fourier Transform, digital filter design including IIR, FIR, and FFT synthesis.

ECE 8413 Digital Spectral Analysis
(Prerequisite: ECE 3443 or consent of instructor) Three hours lecture. Spectral estimation problem, classical methods, parametric modeling, statistical estimation, sinusoidal estimation, and high order spectra. Time series applications.

GR 4313/6313 Advanced GIS
(Prerequisite: GR 4303/6303 or consent of instructor) Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Vector-based file structure and GIS queries using spatial and geodatabases attributes. Descriptive and prescriptive modeling in the raster domain including regression and linear weighted modeling.

GR 4353/6353 Geodatabase Design
(Prerequisite: GR 2313 or Consent of Instructor) Three hours lecture. Examination of geodatabase structures utilized in Geographic Information Systems.