2022-2023 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    
    Apr 24, 2024  
2022-2023 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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GIS 109 - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems


Credits: 3
Description
This class serves as an introduction into Geographic Information Systems (GIS). This course covers the basic concepts of a GIS. Principles of cartography and spatial analysis will also be covered. The intent of this class is to prepare the student for advanced training using specific GIS software packages.

Student Learning Outcomes
  1. Know the difference between spatial and non-spatial data and demonstrate that knowledge with an accuracy of 80% upon subsequent testing.
  2. Know what scale is and its importance and demonstrate that knowledge with an accuracy of 80% upon subsequent testing.
  3. Know the difference between raster and vector data and demonstrate that knowledge with an accuracy of 80% upon subsequent testing.
  4. Become familiar with ArcView software.
  5. In a written report about of GIS project, the student will describe some application that is currently using GIS and the benefits derived from such usage.
  6. Upon completion of the ArcView tutorials and required reading, the students will know the different parts of a map and demonstrate that knowledge with an accuracy of 80% upon subsequent testing.
  7. Perform a minimum of basic arithmetic operations including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, and apply them to solving problems.

Prerequisite: IS 100B  or IS 101  
Corequisite: None
Graded: Letter Grade



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