This course is intended to introduce students to basic concepts in the rapidly growing field of GIS and spatial data handling. The course will be held in a lecture format. THIS IS NOT A COURSE THAT TREATS USE OF A PARTICULAR GIS SOFTWARE PRODUCT. The emphasis is on the concepts that underlie the development of GIS software and its intelligent use. The knowledge that you gain in this course will be general and will not be limited to a specific software product that will be revised next year and the year after that.

**Homework 2, Due Before the Class of Nov. 26**

**Syllabus**

**Lecture Notes - Overview**

**Lecture Notes - Database**

**Lecture Notes - Spatial Concepts**

**Lecture Notes - Models of Geospatial Information**

**Exercises - 1**

**Lecture Notes - Representation and Algorithms**

**Lecture Notes - Review of the First Exam**

**Lecture Notes - Representation and Algorithms - Continued**

**Lecture Notes - Data Structure, Access, and Retrieval**

**Lecture Notes - Architecture and Web GIS**

**Lecture Notes - Review of the Second Exam**

**Instructor**: Dr. Shaowen Wang

**Readings**

**Interesting Events**