Geographic Information Science

Public Participation GIS

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Oregon State Students:
GEO 599
CRN 16422
Mondays 4:00-5:20 p.m.
Wilkinson 203
3 credits
No course prerequisites

FALL Term 2007

Instructor: Dr. Dawn Wright, dawn@dusk.geo.orst.edu, 114 Wilkinson, 737-1229

Course Overview: Are you interested in community-based GIS, GIS for citizen involvement, conservation GIS with NGOs and citizen groups? Grassroots GIS? Issues of empowerment and marginalization where GIS and mapping are concerned? Then this course may be for you!

The goal of "Public Participation GIS" seminar will be to cover the range of topics raised by the intersection of community interests and GIS technology. As a vehicle for achieving this goal, students will read and discuss papers in a seminar format but also participate in group projects with local community groups.

Most of the course will function as a "virtual seminar" offered to universities in the 70-member University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS), of which OSU is a founding member. Most of the content will be coordinated by the World Universities Network (WUN) Global GIS Academy. During a significant part of this course you will be "in class" on the web with lecturers and students from across the country at other UCGIS institutions, as well as institutions in the U.K and the Netherlands. Other media, including desktop web conferencing software and streaming video, will also be employed.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing at OSU or enrollment in the GISci Professional Certificate Program.

This course will also be accepted as an elective in the geographic information science (GIScience) concentration within the geography M.S. and Ph.D. degree programs or as an elective in the graduate and professional certificate programs in GIScience.

Assignments: Readings and assignments will be provided on the web. You will be expected to lead discussion on one paper, to contribute to class discussions and web conferences, and to contribute to a group project due at the end of the term.

Learning Outcomes: The following intended learning outcomes for this course fall under various categories in the UCGIS GIS & T Body of Knowledge:

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Last updated November 26, 2007

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