GE110 - Geographic Information Systems for Geology and Planetary Sciences

Formal introduction to modern computer-based geospatial analysis. Covers methods and applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in Earth and planetary sciences in the form of practical lab exercises using the ArcGIS software package and a variety of geo-referenced data (Digital Elevation Models, geodetic measurements, satellite images, geological maps).


GE101 - Introduction to Geology and Geochemistry

Introduction to ArcGIS and what GIS can do to help the students understand terrain and spatial relationships before the Owens Valley field trip.

GE106 - Introduction to Structural Geology

Introduction to ArcGIS and mapping geologic structures in the Tien-shan region of China.

GE111 - Applied Geophysics Seminar and Field Course

Introduction to ArcGIS, analyzing, and mapping geologic structures surrounding the Salton Sea, California.

GE121 - Advances Field and Structural Geology

Introduction to ArcGIS and orientation to GIS project in Lava Mountains, California. How to download GPS way points and add them to your project files using Garmin Base Camp software. Adding strike/dip symbols and polygons to your project. How to digitize lines from your field map and add them to your project.

GE151 - Fundamentals of Planetary Surfaces

An overview of ArcGIS, covering the data types used in the project and how to navigate ArcMap in Mojave, California. How to combine multi-band data into images, how to utilize several layered datasets, create a publishable map, with scale bars, legends, etc.. Study the remote-sensing data available in the Arc project, interpret the geologic units that you expect to see in the field, and create a map or two illustrating these interpretations.