Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
Concepts in the use of small- and large-scale digital map data, emphasizing landscape interpretation and feature description.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 2.0 Lecture, 1.0 Lab
 TaughtFall, Winter, Spring
 ProgramsContaining GEOG 212
Course Outcomes

Data Management

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

GIS Analysis

Analyze data using GIS to solve real world problems.

GIS Applications

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


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

Cartography & Visualization

Design and use maps to explore and communicate geospatial information.