GEOG271 Introduction to Geographic Infor mation Systems

This course teaches the fundamental concepts and basic functions of GIS (Geographic Information Systems), and their application to analyze and solve real-world problems. It is designed to introduce the student to the basic principles and techniques of GIS, the properties of GIS maps, and the structure of a GIS database. The lab material and course exercises will emphasize GIS data collection, entry, storage, analysis, and output using industry standard software. Students will develop basic software skills by working with industry standard tools to visualize geographic data, create maps, query a GIS database, and analyze data using common analysis tools. Core: SSHB.


4 credits