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2021-2022 College Catalog 
2021-2022 College Catalog
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GIS 267 - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

3 Credits, 5 Contact Hours
2 lecture periods 3 lab periods

Introduction to geographic information systems (GIS) using the industry standard ESR software. Includes data types, data management, coordinate systems and map production. Also includes understanding attribute data, basic editing and queries using SQL.

Prerequisite(s): Prerequisites(s): ANT 265 /ARC 265 /GEO 265 /GIS 265  or concurrent enrollment.
Information: Prerequisite may be waived with consent of instructor. Basic computer skills are required before enrolling in this course. Same as ARC 267 /GEO 267 /GIS 267.

Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Produce maps using GIS data.
  2. Query GIS attribute and spatial data.
  3. Develop and present a GIS project using self-generated data.

Performance Objectives:
  1. Define a geographic information system.
  2. Use both raster and vector data types.
  3. Manage different data.
  4. Explain database concepts.
  5. Discuss geographic information systems (GIS) operations and functionality.
  6. Identify and explain the function of the hardware components of a geographic information system.
  7. Describe the types using ESRI software.
  8. Manipulate commonly used coordinate systems and projections.
  9. Use symbols and labels to display map features with attribute data.
  10. Create map layouts with essential map elements.
  11. Query and join database tables for use with GIS.
  12. Create new GIS data by using basic editing techniques.
  13. Perform both attribute and spatial queries using various selection options.
  14. Develop and present a GIS project to the class.

  1. Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
  2. GIS Data Concepts
  3. Managing GIS Data
  4. Coordinate Systems and Projections
  5. Displaying GIS Data
  6. Creating Final Maps from GIS Data
  7. Using Attribute Data
  8. Basic Editing for Creating Database Records
  9. Attribute and Spatial Queries
  10. Project

Effective Term:
Full Academic Year 2018-19

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