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INFO-P 502 Modeling Crisis

3 credits

  • Prerequisites: None. (SPEA-J 520 Mapping and Analysis for Public Safety or GEOG-G 538 Geographic Information Systems or equivalent experience recommended)
  • Delivery: On-Campus, Online
  • Models employed by geographic information systems characterize the physical, economic, social, and environmental impact of natural and human caused disasters. This course surveys geospatial models and their capabilities and technologies. Students learn to use models for disaster mitigation, preparedness, and response. The course prepares students for research on modeling crisis.

    Variable Title: Natural Disasters

    Learning Outcomes

    1. Apply geospatial visualization and analysis techniques to generate maps
    and analysis output related to hazard risk and vulnerability.
    2. Design and create building exposure data suitable for risk analysis.
    3. Compare and contrast methods for designing and creating exposure data
    suitable for risk analysis.
    4. Evaluate geospatial technology methods for displaying and analyzing data.
    5. Evaluate trends in the application of geospatial technologies to
    delineate hazards.
    6. Develop geospatial hazard data.
    7. Compare and contrast geospatial technology driven issues and methods for
    hazard delineation.
    8. Evaluate trends in the application of geospatial tools and methods in
    support of physical, economic, and social risk.
    9. Analyze physical, economic and social risk related to various hazards
    using GIS models.
    10. Evaluate the relative effectiveness of visualizations, such as
    dashboards, maps, charts, 3D graphics, and animation for communicating to a
    given audience.
    11. Compare and contrast geospatial technology issues and methods for
    analyzing physical, economic, and social risk from hazards.
    12. Differentiate geospatial technology options for visualizing and
    communicating risk.