ECONOMIC USES OF GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION
This course introduces students to the uses of spatial data and the geographic information systems (GISs) that handle them in routing, marketing, service-area assessment, and site location. In the process, students will gain familiarity with key economic geography concepts, marketing approaches, data availability, and GIS. The course assumes basic familiarity with computer mapping and GIS (as from UW's Geography 360), and a willingness to work intensively in a "hands-on" context. Background in economic geography (as from UW's Geography 207) is helpful but not required.
Assignment for Winter 2004
Syllabus for Winter 2002
Syllabus for Winter 2000
Syllabus from Spring 1999
Useful links and Additional information sources
Past review sheets and tests