Methods in Spatial Research introduces key concepts required for work with geographic information systems (GIS) and spatial research in the urban humanities.
This is a "making & doing" workshop course and is designed to expand the disciplinary locations in which spatial data analysis takes place.
Through hands-on exercises and weekly assignments participants will develop basic fluency with open-source mapping software, QGIS, methods of data collection and creation, and approaches and concepts in critical spatial analysis and map design.
Methods in Spatial Research is a half semester, 1.5 credit course offered at GSAPP by the Center for Spatial Research and is open to students from across the Columbia University. Faculty and doctoral candidates may also apply to participate on a non-credit basis. Enrollment is limited by permission of the instructor. Some students will take this course in conjunction with seminar courses offered in other departments. Faculty interested in pairing their course with Methods in Spatial Research should contact Dare Brawley (dare.brawley at columbia dot edu) prior to the start of the semester.
Modules in the course will include:
The Cartographic View:
Making Spatial Datasets
Making Public Work
After completing the course participants will:
ARCH A4407 - 1.5 Credits
Call number: 11643
Dare Brawley, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Assistant Director Center for Spatial Research, GSAPP
Open to students within GSAS, GSAPP, Barnard and Columbia Colleges, and others by permission
View the Fall 2021 syllabus and tutorials here