Computer Applications in the Earth Sciences

This course deals with the use of computer software packages aimed at compiling geological and environmental earth science field data and producing maps and diagrams of high quality. Depending on student need, these may include ArcGIS, AutoCAD, MapInfo, CorelDraw, gOcad, and Fieldlog, as well as other programs as they become available. Methods of calibrating digitized maps to geographic coordinates and exporting to other programs for final editing will be pursued. PREREQ: Must be enrolled in the four-year Geology or Environmental Earth Science program. lec 3, lab 3) cr 3.

Earth Sciences