Taught by Professor Andris

Environmental GIS: City Planning (CP 6541). (fall 2019, fall 2020) next offering spring 2022.

Information Visualization: Computer Science (CS 4460). (fall 2020) next offering expected fall 2022.

Advanced GIS: City Planning (CP 6521). (spring 2021) next offering unknown.

Spatial Network Analysis: Cross-Listed City Planning (CP)/Computer Science (CS) Special Topic. (spring 2020) next offering expected spring 2022.

Urban Analytics (fall 2021). The course will have a sizable reading component and will include light programming / GIS assignments (~8 labs) and exposure to how big data is used, collected, etc. in the built environment through case study readings. There is no project, but will be two small quizzes. Topics will include GPS traces, mobility analysis, activity space delineation, call detail record (CDR) analysis, points of interest (POIs) capture and analysis, data classification/ segmentation, social media analytics, NLP and Twitter data, image segmentation, sensor-collected data, citizen science/VGI/crowdsourced data, demographic indexes, etc. No prerequisites are needed.

This is an example syllabus.

DATETOPICLAB (Thursdays)READING (discuss on Tuesdays)DUE (Thursday @ 5)
Aug 24 – 26What is Urban Analytics?Walking trip: Creating an Indexnonenone
Aug 31 – Sep 2Introduction Papers + In Class ActivityIntro to R (optional)IntroductionAssignment 1: Index
Sep 7 – 9Bike Sharing (leader)CitiBikeBike SharingIntro to R
Sep 14 – 19Points of Interest (leader)POIs I: Yelp Data AnalysisPoints of InterestAssignment 2: CitiBike
Sep 21 – 23Restaurants + GWRPOIs II: Chainness of POIs and GWRRestaurantsnone
Sep 28 – 30Movement & CDRs (leader)Networks and RegionsCDRs / RegionsAssignment 3: POIs
Oct 5 – 7Guest Speaker: TrajectoriesActivity Spaces (Contact Tracing)MovementAssignment 4: Networks and Regions
Oct 12 – 14 No class (fall break)Optional Lab Helpnonenone
Oct 19 – 21Guest Speaker, Diyi Yang, NLPTwitter: Mapping KeywordsnoneAssignment 5: Activity Spaces
Oct 26 – 28Text (leader)Project Work: Creating a Plan, Finding DataTextAssignment 6: Twitter
Nov 2 – 4StreetScape (leader)Google Street View: Detecting ElementsStreetScapeAssignment 7: GSV
Nov 9 – 11Environmental Capture (leader)Sensors: Environmental Sensors-ThermalEnvironmentalProject Idea
Nov 16 – 18Geoprivacy (leader)Project Work- In class helpGeoprivacyAssignment 8: Environmental Sensors
Nov 23Project Work- In class helpNo class (Thanksgiving)nonenone
Dec 2 – 4Guest Speaker, Subhro Guhathakurta, EthicsEthics (leader)Ethicsnone
Dec 7Project Work- In class helpNo class (Exams)none


Spec Top-Cty&Region Plan – 92670 – CP 8883 – CA
Intro to Urban Analytics
Associated Term: Fall 2021
Registration Dates: Mar 29, 2021 to Aug 27, 2021
Levels: Graduate Semester, Undergraduate Semester
Georgia Tech-Atlanta * Campus
Lecture* Schedule Type
3.000 Credits
5:00 pm – 6:15 pm TR
Architecture (West) 358
Aug 23, 2021 – Dec 16, 2021 Lecture* Clio Maria Andris (P)