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GEO 1103 Introduction to Geographic Information System I

This is Part I of the introduction to the basic theoretical as well as practical concepts of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Students will learn the basics of ArcMap and ArcCatalog and explore how these applications interrelate in a complete GIS software system. Through computer lab tutorials and homework assignments, students will learn to use ArcGIS. One classroom, two lab hours.

Prerequisites: NONE

Course Outcomes
  • Describe Fundamental Concepts of Geospatial Technology.
  • Create basic map project and map layout.
  • Evaluate and select appropriate projections, coordinate systems, and datums.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the acquisition of spatial data.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in creating maps including thematic map display and use of different data classification systems.
Credit Hours: 2
  • Classroom: 1 hour
  • Lab: 2 hours
  • Division: Liberal Arts, Communication and Social Sciences
  • Department: Geography
  • Repeatable Credit: No
  • Offered Online: No
Available Sections
Not currently offered this term