BYU Independent Study - Online Courses

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

GEOG 212


$ 549.00

Instructor: Ryan Russell Jensen
Credits: 3.00

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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.


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!