Geographic Information Systems

Geographic Information Systems
Using geographic information for solving advanced spatial problems. Introduction to using and producing maps and computer-based geographic information systems (GIS) as geographic tools. Hands-on research applications in the students' disciplines.
 Hours4.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 1.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesGraduate standing.
 NoteFor nonmajors who have not taken Geog 211 or 212 or equivalent.
 TaughtFall, Winter, Spring Contact Department
Course Outcomes


Understand basic spatial concepts and data models that form the foundation of GIS.

GIS Applications

Describe several applications in which GIS is used to solve geographic problems.

GIS Analysis

Analyze data using GIS to solve real world problems.

Data Management

Acquire geospatial data from common sources and manipulate them for a specific application.

Cartography and Visualization

Design and use maps to explore and communicate geospatial information.