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LA Representation I: GIS Introduction


This course presents methods for representing data at the landscape scale and the graphic designfundamentals that are necessary to effectively communicate design and planning concepts. The course explores historical and contemporary modes of representation as it relates to landscape architecturethrough the use of Geographic Information Systems. Students will be introduced to strategies for collecting, analyzing, and representing diverse information for communication to diverse audiences.Students will understand the contemporary technical tools essential to the design professions for makingmaps and exploring relationships in the physical, regulatory and demographic dimensions of thelandscape. This course operates in conjunction with the Ecological Analysis and Conceptual Frameworks Studio (LA203/LA7203, but is not limited to this sequence).

Credits 1.5 Credits
Prerequisites * None.
Co-Requisites None.
Fulfills BDS-DC: Concentration Elective (must have permission to also use VS272 or VS273 for Concentration), MLA: Required
Fall, Spring


* Prerequisites listed are for onsite degree programs only.  For questions regarding prerequisites for Professional & Continuing Education, The Sustainable Design Institute or The Landscape Institute please call the office at 617-585-0101 or email pce@the-bac.edu. For questions regarding prerequisites for the Distance track Master of Architecture please call 617-585-0390 or email dmarch@the-bac.edu. If you are looking at the course page of a 4000 series course, the prerequisites listed on the page do apply to you.

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