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Maps and Geographic Information System (GIS) Resources: UCF Academics



  • ANT 4852/ ANG 5852 - GIS Methods in Anthropology
    An overview to Geographic Information Systems (GlS) methods from an anthropological perspective. Even Fall
  • ANT 4854 / ANG 5853 - Advanced GIS Methods in Anthropology
    Advanced methods to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) from an anthropological perspective. Odd Spring
  • ANG 6181C - GIS Applications in Anthropology
    Application of geographic information systems methodology for the documentation and analysis of anthropological, archeological and forensic problems. Spring


  • Scott Branting
  • John Walker


GAMES Lab (Geospatial Analysis & Modeling of Ecological Systems) "was developed to integrate geographical information system (GIS) and remote sensing technology with ecological modeling to simulate dynamic, spatially-explicit patterns and processes at scales ranging from molecules to individual organisms to ecosystems to landscapes. Researchers explore the spatial properties of ecological systems to better understand compositional, structural, and functional biodiversity in terrestrial, freshwater, and marine systems."


  • BSC 5824 - Biogeography
    Study of geographic variation in nature, ranging from past to present and from genes to ecosystems. Even Spring
  • PCB 6328C - Landscape Ecology
    Influence of spatial heterogeneity on ecological processes. Emphasizes quantitative methods (e.g., GIS, remote sensing and modeling) to characterize landscape patterns and dynamics. Occasional


  • John F. Weishampel

Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering

CHAMPS Lab (Coastal Hydroscience Analysis, Modeling & Predictive Simulations Laboratory)


  • CGN 3700C - Civil Engineering Measurements
  • CGN 5320C - Geographic Information Systems
  • CWR 5634 - Water Resources in a Changing Environment
  • CWR 6126 - Groundwater Modeling
  • CWR 6535 - Modeling Water Resources System
  • ENV 6047 - Environmental Informatics and Remote Sensing
  • GIS 3043C - GIS for Environmental Studies
  • GIS 4035C - Remote Sensing of the Environment
  • SUR 2101C - Surveying


  • Scott Hagen

Criminal Justice

Certificate Programs


  • CCJ 6073 - Data Management Systems for Crime Analysis
    This course is designed to provide the conceptual basis, understanding, and skills necessary for complex crime data manipulation. Fall
  • CCJ 6077 - Advanced Crime Mapping and Analysis in Criminal Justice
    Develop advanced mapping and analysis proficiency utilizing sophisticated spatial analysis techniques. Summer
  • CCJ 6079 - Crime Mapping and Analysis in Criminal Justice
    Course provides the conceptual knowledge and practical skills to design and implement GIS based analysis of community crime problems. Spring
  • CCJ 7725 - The Geography of Crime: Theory and Methods
    This course will cover key theoretical and practical approaches related to the understanding and examination of the geography of crime. Occasional
  • CJE 3662 - CJ Information Technology and Data Management
    Designed to familiarize with concepts of databases, uses, and applicability to crime analysis. Occasional
  • CJE 4654 - Crime and Place
    Provides an understanding of how physical environmental features - the natural and built environment - influences crime events. Occasional
  • CJE 4663 - Crime Mapping and Pattern Analysis
    Provides essential theoretical knowledge and hands on experience mapping crime and other spatial criminal justice data and analyzing crime patterns. Occasional


  • Robert Langworthy
  • William Moreto
  • Kenneth Michael Reynolds
  • Cory Watkins

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Electrical and Computer Engineering


  • EEL 5432 - Satellite Remote Sensing
  • EEL 5820 - Image Processing


  • ENG 6808 - Narrative Information Visualization
    Exploration of theory and practice of information visualization, with emphasis on visualization in interactive digital texts. Includes working with large datasets to develop narrative visualizations. Occasional
  • LIT 3206 - Place and Space in Literature
    Analysis of how authors develop place and space and how this creates meaning in texts. Occasional



  • HIS 5925 - History in the Digital Age
    Readings in the history, theory, and methodologies of digital historical practices from precedents in New Social History to the present, including use in Public History. Even Fall
  • HIS 6165 - Digital Tools for Historians
    Background, theory, and methods of digital history. Students will develop a working knowledge for evaluating and employing digital tools for historical research and presentation.



  • HUM 5396 - Place and Space
    Study of theoretical and applied issues of place and space. Occasional

Political Science


  • POS 4764 - GIS for Political Analysis
  • POS 6743 - Geographic Tools for Political Science Research
    Provides an introduction to the theoretical assumptions, analytical possibilities and application of geographic tools of analysis for political science research. Odd Spring
  • PUP 4209 - Urban Environmental Policy


Citizen Science GIS


  • SYA 3352 - Spatial Sociology: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
  • SYA 6356 - Geographic Information Systems in Society
  • SYA 6458 - Advanced Topics in Geographic Information Systems in Society
    Focuses on advanced special topics in Geographic Information Systems related to the technology’s use in and impact on society. Odd Spring


  • Timothy Hawthorne
  • Yingru Li