Study of the variety of collection techniques that add value to data contained in a geographic information system. Theory and application include topics in hazard mapping, risk and vulnerability analysis, and evacuation analysis. Course work provides hands-on experience in applying spatial analytical techniques using GIS and spatial analytical software to address some research question. Exploration covers essential methodological and practical issues that are involved in carrying out sophisticated spatial analyses using GIS and other spatial type software to help emergency management agencies make policy decisions. 3 Credits (3 Lecture) Prerequisite(s): BEM201.