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GIS 267 - Geographic Information Systems I

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

Introduction to geographic information systems (GIS) using the industry-standard ESRI software.  Includes GIS concepts, basic map making, cartographic principles, map production, projections and coordinate systems, attribute data and data types, editing and queries using SQL.

Information: Computer skills are necessary for success in this class.


Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Produce maps using GIS data.
  2. Use projections and coordinate systems
  3. Use editing tools to create and update data
  4. Query GIS attribute and spatial data.
  5. 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. Manipulate commonly used coordinate systems and projections.
  4. Use symbols and labels to display map features with attribute data.
  5. Create map layouts with essential map elements.
  6. Query and join database tables for use with GIS.
  7. Create new GIS data by using basic editing techniques.
  8. Perform both attribute and spatial queries using various selection options.
  9. Develop and present a GIS project to the class.
  10. Create new GIS data by using basic editing techniques.
  11. Perform both attribute and spatial queries using various selection options.
  12. Develop and present a GIS project to the class.

Outline:
  1. Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
  2. Map Production
  3. Projections and Coordinate Systems
  4. Understanding Attribute Data
  5. Basic Editing for Creating and Updating Database Records
  6. Attribute and Spatial Queries
  7. Project