GIS and Data Analysis in Public Safety
0.5 Credit

Hours per week:
  • Lecture/Discussion: 3

This course is designed to provide the learner with an overview and understanding of the fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and their respective applications to the public safety sector. Topics to be covered include the contributions of GIS to crime mapping and analysis, municipal planning, policy development, health care systems, business intelligence, paramedic deployment and planning, fire response management systems, border security planning and deployment, and military applications. A brief history and future use of GIS systems will also be reviewed. Learners will be provided with the essential information required to aggregate data, build online maps, and deploy information in both a visual and text format for the use in public safety sectors via mapping projects online. 

Additional Course Information
SAFE203, and 0.5 credit selected from the following courses: HR260/SOJE260, HS200, MB109/OL109, MB200/OL200, SAFE200