GIS 6103 GIS Programming and Customization 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Hands-on introduction to the capabilities of a Geographic Information System (GIS) to be expanded through programming.

Prerequisite: Familiarity with ArcGIS and some exposure to programming (specific language not required), to be determined by instructor (approval of instructor required).  Course will be departmentally controlled.

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GIS 6116 Geographic Information Systems Analysis 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Analytical tools such as software grid modules, database query, map algebra, and distance operators; analytical operations such as database query, derivative mapping, and process modeling; sources and nature of uncertainty and error, and project planning management.

Prerequisite: SUR 3393 and SUR 3393L

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SUR 5365 Digital Mapping 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Methods of digital representation of maps, coordinate development, digitizing, stereocompilation, scanning, remote sensing, hardware and software systems, file conversion, integration into GIS systems, and attribute development.

Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

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SUR 5385 Remote Sensing Applications 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Review of remote sensing systems, image classification methods, mapping applications, integration of remotely sensed data into GIS systems, application of data for variety of land information systems.

Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

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SUR 5386 Image Processing for Remote Sensing 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Analyzing remote sensing imagery with natural resource applications: image formation and radiometric/atmospheric correction models; hyperspectral image formation; dimensionality reduction and classification; machine learning classification algorithms; and analysis of Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) data.

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SUR 5525 Least Squares Adjustment Computations 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Implementation of least squares solutions for survey-mapping and GIS applications, time and storage optimization; error analysis; initial approximation generation; robust estimations; and computer programming.

Prerequisite: proficiency in computer language and consent of instructor.

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SUR 6377 Geospatial Application of UASs 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Covers contemporary issues and common applications associated with small UASs (Unmanned Aerial Systems).

Prerequisite: SUR 6502C Foundations of UAS Mapping.

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SUR 6395 Topics in Geographic Information Systems 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Database development, economic impact of GIS, development of standards, integration of data sets, hardware and software developments, and advances in GIS technology.

Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

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SUR 6427 Land Tenure and Administration 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Origins of property rights, common vs. individual property. Indigenous tenure systems in Africa and Latin America and their evolution. Process and benefits of property formalization.

Prerequisite: graduate status.

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SUR 6502C Foundations of UAS Mapping 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Covers the fundamental components of small unmanned aerial systems (UASs) and how they are used to produce high resolution, spatially accurate, planimetric maps and 3-D models of the terrain.

SUR 6535 GPS-INS Integration 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Principles of inertial navigation and its integration with GPS; coordinate frames, modeling linear motion and rotational motion, mechanization of inertial navigation sensor measurements, space state representation of system errors and linear state equations.

Prerequisite: Background in vector calculus and matrix algebra

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SUR 6905 Special Problems in Geomatics 1-6 Credits, Max 10 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Individual study of a selected topic in Geomatics as contracted with the instructor at the start of the term.

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SUR 6934 Topics in Geomatics 1-4 Credits, Max 10 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Rotating Topic.

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SUR 6940C Practicum in UAS Mapping 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Provides students hands-on experience with flight planning and safe deployment of small UASs (Unmanned Aerial Systems), and the subsequent processing of the imagery acquired on these flights.

Prerequisite: SUR6502C Foundations of UAS Mapping