An interdisciplinary examination of the theory and techniques used in the advanced mapping and geographic analysis of environmental problems. Students design, execute, and present a semester-long, independent research project whose primary research tool is geographic information systems (GIS) and related technologies. Students are also exposed to advanced topics in GIS including raster-based map algebra, spatial estimation, weighted and fuzzy overlay, network and terrain analysis, modeling and scripting, and data standards and quality. The class includes a weekly three-hour laboratory. Prerequisite: ENVSC*305 and permission of the instructor. Distribution Requirements: CL, QR. This course may NOT be counted as a laboratory course for the Natural Science distribution requirement for students who matriculated before Fall 2016.