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Course Catalog

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

This lecture/lab course introduces the basic theory, tools and skills of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in a hands-on computer-lab setting. GIS integrates hardware, software and data to capture, manage, analyze and display all forms of spatially referenced information. GIS has revolutionized the ways in which we can question, interpret and visualize data across a wide range of disciplines. Students are introduced to the spatial thinking upon which GIS is built and apply this knowledge to real-world, interdisciplinary scenarios. The course will build students’ ability to understand, visualize, analyze and solve geographic problems.

Grade Basis: Letter Grade
Credits: 4.0