Library Course Assessment for
REM 636
Applications of GIS in Resource and Environmental Management

April 29, 2004

Introduction | Costs


This is the Library's assessment for REM 636 Applications of GIS in Resource and Environmental Management. This course will be first offered in Fall 2004 and yearly thereafter with an expected enrollment of 18. It has previously been offered as a Special Topics course.


SFU Library holdings include a substantial collection of materials on GIS. There are currently 197 books in the collection under the Library of Congress Subject Heading “Geographic Information Systems,” not including the related subheadings, and including many recent imprints. Through our book approval programs we are actively collecting new titles in this subject area. Other related headings are listed below with our holdings.

ArcView 18
Digital mapping 34
Digital mapping – Software 11
Geographic information systems – Handbooks, manuals, etc. 17
Remote sensing 101
Spatial analysis – Statistics 90

The Library has adequate monograph holdings to support this course.


The Library provides access to the following journals that will support the research of students in this course, either by current subscription or via full-text in aggregated databases:

Asian-Pacific remote sensing and GIS journal
Cartography and geographic information science
Ecological modeling
Electronic geosciences
Geospatial solutions
International journal of geographical information systems IJGIS
Journal of biogeography
Journal of geographical systems
Remote sensing of environment
Remote sensing in Canada
The Science of the total environment
Transactions in GIS : TG

The Library has adequate serial holdings to support this course.  

Bibliographic Tools

The Library has a current license for several databases that could be used by for finding research material for this course such as Environment Abstracts and GeoBase as well as more general databases such as Web of Science.

Costs:  There are no new library costs associated with this course.

Note:  The materials required for this course are located in the WAC Bennett Library on the Burnaby campus.  This assessment is based on the assumption that the course will be offered at SFU’s Burnaby campus.  If the course were to be offered at SFU Surrey or Harbour Center, or as an off-campus course, additional Library costs would be incurred.

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Last revised: 2015-07-03