Geographic Information Systems
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Contact hours total
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.
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).
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
Level of measurement
This course will require a textbook.
Grades may be determined using quizzes, class exercises, labs, and exams.
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