Project oriented, this course introduces students to the Spatial Analyst extension. The first project illustrates basic raster functionality by locating the best site for a solar installation. The second project demonstrates more advanced analysis and validation by determining fire hazard zones. The third project explores the process of analyzing water tables and the impact of irrigation, providing an opportunity to look at the Hydrology sample provided for ArcGIS. Finally projects combine the skills learned to locate sites for elephant conservation zones in Kenya and to do cost path analysis to find the shortest path between an elephant herd and a reserve area. The basics of ModelBuilder will be taught and used in the class.