Prerequisite: GEOG 306 or permission of instructor. Corequisite: GEOG 406L. This course will cover advanced topics in geographical information science. Students will investigate geographic data structures, advanced concepts in database design, algorithms for spatial data analysis, web-based mapping applications, customized applications, and implementation and management issues associated with Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Lab will demonstrate these issues through the use of GIS software packages. Available for graduate credit. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab.