Course Description

From the catalog: “A survey of computational, statistical, and graphical techniques used in scientific data analysis with particular emphasis on the special nature of geographic and spatial data. Includes scripting language programming.”


More specifically, we cover a range of topics needed for basic geographic and environmental data analysis, especially as it leads to mapping. Most of the data handling and graphics are accomplished by learning to program in a language called Python.


Grades are obtained by accumulating points by working on about 10 exercises and taking a few quizzes. About a quarter of the points in the class come from the quizzes, but they tend to be harder points to get because you don’t have unlimited time and the resources of TAs, classmates, and online help to do them.


No text is required – all necessary reference materials are either here or linked from here.



 

Geog 271 Geographic Data Analysis