Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
Description:Concepts in the use of small- and large-scale digital map data, emphasizing landscape interpretation and feature description.
Course Content:Lesson 1: What is GIS
Lesson 2: Map Projections and Coordinate Systems
Lesson 3: Representing the World - Vector Data Models
Lesson 4: Representing the World - Raster Data Models
Lesson 5: Putting Data into a GIS
Lesson 6: Data Quality
Lesson 7: Basic Cartographic Principles
Lesson 8: Making a Map
Lesson 9: Statistics and Spatial Data Measurements
Lesson 10: Vector Data Analysis
Lesson 11: Raster Data Analysis
Lesson 12: Network and Path Analysis
Lesson 13: Hardware, Software, and Programming
Lesson 14: Current and Future Considerations
Online Courses:Course materials are accessed online, and all assignments must be submitted online. Optional course readings may be available but do not include the self-check assignments or graded assignments.
Notes:Besides the textbook, the students will request an access code (refer to syllabus) to download the ArcGIS for Desktop 10.1.
No Materials required for this course!