INFO-P 502 Modeling Crisis
- Prerequisite(s): 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
- Apply geospatial visualization and analysis techniques to generate maps
and analysis output related to hazard risk and vulnerability.
- Design and create building exposure data suitable for risk analysis.
- Compare and contrast methods for designing and creating exposure data
suitable for risk analysis.
- Evaluate geospatial technology methods for displaying and analyzing data.
- Evaluate trends in the application of geospatial technologies to
- Develop geospatial hazard data.
- Compare and contrast geospatial technology driven issues and methods for
- Evaluate trends in the application of geospatial tools and methods in
support of physical, economic, and social risk.
- Analyze physical, economic and social risk related to various hazards
using GIS models.
- Evaluate the relative effectiveness of visualizations, such as
dashboards, maps, charts, 3D graphics, and animation for communicating to a
- Compare and contrast geospatial technology issues and methods for
analyzing physical, economic, and social risk from hazards.
- Differentiate geospatial technology options for visualizing and
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