GEOG 265 : Geographic Information Systems

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Geographic Information Systems



Grade mode

Standard letter grades

Contact hours total


Lecture hours


Lab hours



Introduces students to principles and practice of geographic information systems (GIS), while providing experience using ArcGIS and Spatial Analyst software. Develops both theoretical understanding of GIS and experience in accessing GIS datasets. Covers raster and vector GIS.

Learning outcomes

1. Distinguish the types of features that are represented by different spatial data models (raster vs vector).
2. Use geographic information systems software to edit features and attribute tables.
3. Classify data using various levels of attribute measurement (nominal, ordinal, interval/ratio).

Content outline

Introduction to geographic information systems
Map design with Pro
Geoids, ellipsoids, and datums
Map projections and coordinate systems
Spatial data models and the real world
Attribute data
Level of measurement
Classifying data
Spatial analysis
Terrain analysis

Required materials

This course will require a textbook.

Grading methods

Grades may be determined using quizzes, class exercises, labs, and exams.

General education/Related instruction lists

  • Science not Lab

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