Intro to Geographic Info Systems
This course provides a foundation in geographic information systems (GIS) such as data types, cartography, queries, classification, basic editing, basic raster analysis, uses of GPS devices and related data map overlay techniques. The theory and operation of GPS receivers and data integration with GIS is covered in multi-week student initiated projects. This course requires advanced computer skills (knowledge of hardware/software, file transfer, import/export of various data types, Boolean internet search techniques, etc.). Students will gain a clear understanding of the issues surrounding GIS, and how to conduct and present GIS research, and how GIS interacts with a wide variety of academic fields and scientific research. Prerequisites: MATH-105 or higher, ENGL-101, and advanced computer skills; or permission of the instructor.
Credit Hrs: 3.00 Contact Hrs: 3.00