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Integration of GIS in Civil Engineering Curriculum

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Conference

2001 Annual Conference

Location

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Publication Date

June 24, 2001

Start Date

June 24, 2001

End Date

June 27, 2001

ISSN

2153-5965

Page Count

6

Page Numbers

6.629.1 - 6.629.6

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https://peer.asee.org/9432

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Beatrice Isaacs

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Donald Leone

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Mohammad Saleh Keshawarz

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David Pines

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Abstract

Geographical Information System (GIS) has traditionally been used in geography and natural resources curricula in the United States. The University of Hartford is among a few institutions that early on recognized the impact of the new GIS technology on Civil Engineering programs. GIS technology is rapidly expanding into most areas of Civil Engineering. As part of a major curriculum revision the Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) Department at the University of Hartford revamped its two credit Surveying course to a new four credit course entitled Introduction to Surveying and Geographical System. In addition, the department introduced a senior/graduate level course entitled Advanced GIS. An ILI grant from the National Sciences Foundation enhanced the capabilities of the department in terms of new computers and software. This enabled GIS principles to be incorporated in different fields of civil engineering such as Transportation Engineering, Water Resources Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Water Quality Engineering, Groundwater Hydrology, and Engineering Hydrology.

Isaacs, B., & Leone, D., & Keshawarz, M. S., & Pines, D. (2001, June), Integration of GIS in Civil Engineering Curriculum Paper presented at 2001 Annual Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico. https://peer.asee.org/9432

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