GIS Analysis and Design

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Geography 468 provides the geospatial information system professional an overview of systems analysis and design with emphasis on the concepts behind the process, including: business use case modeling, business object modeling, requirements definition, analysis and preliminary design, and, finally, detailed design. The concepts of the geospatial software and database development process are introduced and the current modeling techniques are addressed within the geospatial systems development paradigm. In a series of related activities, students learn about the methods, tools, and concepts of the systems development process to document a portion of a geospatial system with Unified Modeling Language (UML), the standard graphical notation for modeling application needs.

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GEOG 468


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Todd Bacastow

Todd Bacastow

Todd Bacastow is the professor of practice for Geospatial Intelligence in Penn State's John A. Dutton Institute for Teaching and Learning Excellence. His primary areas of expertise include geospatial intelligence technology integration, geospatial intelligence analytic methods, and geospatial intelligence education. Todd has worked with businesses and government on policy issues, has served on state and regional planning committees, prepared studies, provided expert testimony, and organized numerous workshops. He established and leads Penn State's geospatial intelligence program, teaches geospatial intelligence courses, and serves on national advisory committees.

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