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GEOG 260 - Introduction to GIS

This course will develop a student's knowledge and understanding of foundational geographic information systems (GIS) techniques and methods, while providing a scaffolding for further exploration and practical applications of specific GIS data, methods, and content delivery.

 

Credits: 3

 

Hours: 45 (Lecture Hours: 22.5; Laboratory Hours: 22.5)

 

Total Weeks: 15

 

Prerequisites:

CPSC 101 and GEOG 250 or permission of the instructor

 

Non-Course Prerequisites:

None

 

Co-requisites:

None

 

Course Content:
- Overview and introduction to the GIS
- Maps and GIS
- Digital spatial data
- Data models - raster models / spatial data projections
- Data models - vector and object models / spatial data coordinate systems
- Databases
- Logic
- Digital Data Sources (and GPS)
- Remotely sensed data
- Spatial statistics and analysis
- Digital outputs
- Digital outputs / Applications

 

Learning Outcomes:
- Demonstrate familiarity with the language of GIS through written assignments.
- Apply knowledge of GIS data sources and analytical techniques in written assignments and labs.
- Apply and understand the design elements and semiotics of a GIS user interface through lab assignments.
- Demonstrate GIS knowledge and comprehension through the completion of course quizzes.

 

 

Grading System: Letters

 

Passing Grade: D (50%)

 

Percentage of Individual Work: 100

 

Textbooks:
Textbooks are subject to change.  Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.
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