Course Schedule

The courses below are those offered for the term. (To view the course description, class dates & times, touch on accordion tab by the title.)

State-specific Information for Online Programs

Note: Students should be aware of state-specific information for online programs. For more information, please contact an admissions representative.

  • Online Courses

    430.600.81 - Web GIS

    $3782

    Gergana Miller

    Online 5/30 - 8/22

    Web GIS is an important foundation course in which students will become familiar with the current platforms available for delivering Web GIS and sharing geographic content over the web. Professionals in various industries often have to make information readily available and with current developments this has become easier than ever. The class offers a fundamental understanding of creating and designing web maps and web apps using various approaches and platforms. Capabilities such as editing, geoprocessing, geocoding, image analysis, 3D, mobile and real-time GIS in a web environment will be examined. Cloud-based and on premises infrastructure to deliver Web GIS will be utilized. Offered twice a year.

    Technology Fee: $175.00

    430.601.81 - Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

    $3782

    Heather Hicks

    Online 5/30 - 8/22

    In this introductory course, students become familiar with the concepts and gain the experience necessary to appreciate the utility of Geographic Information Systems in decision-making. Topics covered include the fundamentals of data structures, georeferencing, data classification, querying, cartography, and basic spatial data analysis. The course provides an overview of the capabilities of GIS software and applications of GIS. Class time is divided between lectures and GIS exercises that reinforce critical concepts. Students must complete a term project as part of the course. Offered every semester. Elective option for Govt. Analytics students.

    Technology Fee: $175.00

    430.603.81 - Geospatial Data Modeling

    $3782

    Gergana Miller

    Online 5/30 - 8/22

    This course moves beyond the fundamentals of GIS to explore the constraints surrounding data modeling as well as the methods to model spatial data. The course focuses on various kinds of spatial data, how it is collected, handled, processed, and analyzed through GIS technologies. Data conversion, migration and relevant modeling methods are examined. Spatial and attribute accuracy as a requirement for any data model is emphasized. As the term progresses, students deal extensively with different types of data presentations and the manipulation of those data in GIS models. Students develop a significant GIS project over the course of the semester and present their findings at the end.Offered twice a year.

    Technology Fee: $175.00

    430.609.81 - Spatial Data Management: Quality and Control

    $3782

    Paulus Zandbergen

    Online 5/30 - 8/22

    Spatial data quality is a major concern for any GIS. This course examines the nature of errors in spatial data and various aspects of spatial data quality, including positional and thematic accuracy, resolution, precision, completeness and logical consistency. The impacts of errors on the reliability of GIS-based analysis are explored. Various strategies to improve the quality of spatial data are addressed, including the use of standards for spatial data (FGDC, OGC and ISO) and data management tools. Offered once a year. Prerequisite: 430.601 Geographic Information Systems, 430.603 Geospatial Data Modeling

    Technology Fee: $175.00

    430.613.81 - Advanced Topics in Remote Sensing

    $3782

    Michelle Kinzel-Porter

    Online 5/30 - 8/22

    This course explores the various remote sensing platforms, collection systems, processing methods, and classification approaches to remotely sensed data. Discussion of image adjustment techniques, relative orientation, and georeferencing methods are compared. Topics include hyperspectral imaging, spectral analysis, and image filtering. Offered once in two years. Prerequisites: 430.601 Geographic Information Systems, 430.602 Remote Sensing: Earth Observing Systems and Applications.

    Technology Fee: $175.00

    430.617.81 - Demographics Modeling

    $3782

    Noemi Mendez

    Online 5/30 - 8/22

    Census data is the most often used data in geospatial studies. Census data provide information on the demographic composition of households all the way through state and national population trends. Census data also serve the data layers that form the basis of most mapping applications. In this course, students will learn how to work with Census data in GIS by understanding the vast amounts of data collected in support of the decadal Census, how to discover and read the various tables that associate with the raw Census data, and how to create custom data layers for demographic models in economics, housing, and population studies. Offered once in two years. Prerequisite: 430.601 Geographic Information Systems, or permission of the instructor.

    Technology Fee: $175.00

    430.619.81 - Advanced Web Application Development

    $3782

    Janelle Versnick

    Online 5/30 - 8/22

    This course is designed to provide students with advanced experience in web application development. It focuses on uses of Web APIs, including the new ArcGIS API 4.2, for developing rich and interactive web mapping applications. HTML, CSS and several popular JavaScript frameworks, such as Dojo, JQuery and AngularJS, will be covered. Interchange languages (JSON, XML) and responsive design will also be explored. Widgets will be examined to quickly develop solutions, but the emphasis will be placed on tasks which provide more control over server-side functionality. Conceptual and technical documentation and samples will be greatly utilized. The course will facilitate heavy engagement in the large and growing community of Web API developers. Offered once a year. Prerequisite: 430.606 Programming in GIS

    Technology Fee: $175.00

    430.621.81 - GIS for Emergency Management

    $3782

    Paul Doherty

    Online 5/30 - 8/22

    Geographic Information Systems (GIS) have become an integral part of understanding the natural hazards in our world and how emergency management agencies respond to events and mitigate the impact of disasters. Furthermore, the advent of Web GIS has helped agencies overcome many challenges previously associated with GIS in Emergency Management. This course is an opportunity to learn about the use of GIS in studying natural hazards and apply cutting edge GIS technology to help emergency management agencies in the field. In today’s device-driven world, maps need to work on mobile devices so there will be an emphasis on enabling GIS in the field. You will use Web GIS to deploy maps that assist agencies with their incident command functions: Planning, Operations, Logistics, Command, and Public Information. While the industry focus will be on Emergency Management, the knowledge, skills and abilities you develop will be widely applicable in both public and private sector industries. Offered once a year. Prerequisite: 430.601 Geographic Information Systems or permission of the instructor.

    Technology Fee: $175.00

    430.800.81 - Capstone for Geographic Information Systems

    $3782

    Heather Hicks

    Online 5/30 - 8/22

    The capstone is the culmination of the instruction and training a student receives in the MS in GIS program. In this course, the student selects a mentor, identifies a topic of interest, acquires the relevant data required for the study, develops a data model and/or analysis method, devises the visualization of the data as part of the data interpretation, and summarizes the study in a final report. Students are encouraged to make their presentations at a GIS conference or publish the results of their study in a peer-reviewed GIS publication. Students are responsible for selecting a mentor who may be a JHU faculty member, a qualified and appropriate person from the student’s place of work, or any expert with appropriate credentials. Offered every semester. Prerequisite: core course requirements for MS in GIS, at least eight courses taken in the program.

    Technology Fee: $175.00