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GIS 110 - INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS (GIS)
Topics Covered

  1. Fundamental Concepts in Geographic Information Systems


    1. Definition of GIS

    2. Vector and raster systems

    3. Scale and resolution

    4. Map projections and coordinate systems

    5. Applications of GIS

    6. Basics of cartographic design


  2. GIS Data Sources


    1. Identify sources of GIS data

    2. Metadata

    3. Georeferencing and Global Positioning Systems (GPS)

    4. Converting digital data to a uniform projection and scale.

    5. Vector-to-raster and raster-to-vector data conversions, error propagation


  3. Designing and Implementing a GIS


    1. User needs assessment

    2. Database design and management

    3. Fundamentals of data storage

    4. Database management

    5. Input of data with GPS

    6. Digitizing, scanning, editing and output


  4. Spatial Analysis


    1. Map algebra

    2. Buffering

    3. Interpolation and surface analysis

    4. Network analysis

    5. Applications in Decision-Making

    6. Modeling


  1. Plan, evaluate and execute a GIS project. Laboratory activities include but are not limited to:


    1. Identify a problem of a geospatial nature

    2. Outline a strategies to solve a problem

    3. Locate relevant data sources

    4. Design and evaluate a plan to acquire the relevant data sources

    5. Incorporate data sources into a Geographic Information System and execute strategy to solve a geospatial problem

    6. Apply principles of spatial analysis

    7. Present results