Geographical Information Systems (GIS)

GIS 200. Geographical Information Systems I. (3 Credits)

Provides hands-on introduction to a dynamic desktop GIS (Geographic Information System). Introduces the components of a desktop GIS and their functionality. Emphasizes manipulation of data for the purpose of analysis, presentation, and decision-making. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week. Prerequisite: ITE 119 or instructor approval.

GIS 201. Geographical Information Systems II. (3 Credits)

Provides a continuation of GIS 200, with emphasis on advanced topics in problem solving, decision-making, modeling, programming, and data management. Covers map projections and data formats, and methods for solving the problems they create. Lecture 2 hours per week. Laboratory 2 hours per week. Total 4 hours per week. Prerequisite: GIS 200.

GIS 205. GIS 3-Dimensional Analysis. (3 Credits)

Introduces GIS 3D (three-dimensional) concepts and practices with a concentration on displaying, creating and analyzing spatial GIS data using 3D. Covers 3D shape files, 3D data formats such as Tins, DEMs, grids and controlling the perspective and scale of 3D data through rotating, panning and zooming. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week. Prerequisite: GIS 201.

GIS 210. Understanding Geographic Data. (3 Credits)

Provides the student an introduction to geographic data and the principles behind their construction. Introduces the concepts for measuring locations and characteristics of entities in the real world. Exposes the student to the limitations and common characteristics of geographic data. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week. Prerequisite: GIS 201.