This course makes use of Athena, MIT's UNIX-based computing environment. OCW does not provide access to this environment.
This section contains several of the lectures from the class, and a set of ideas relating to the final project and how it might develop.
Introduction to GIS (PDF)
Map Layout and Cartography (PDF)
Map Projections (PDF - 2.0 MB)
Digital Elevation Models (PDF)
Assembling a Cost-Distance Model (PDF)
Vector Processing (PDF)
Final Project Ideas (PDF)