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2022-2023 College Catalog 
2022-2023 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CAD 167 - Introduction to GIS for CAD and Logistics

4 Credits, 6 Contact Hours
3 lecture periods 3 lab periods

Introduction to the basic functionality of ArcGIS. Includes data management, data creation, key geoprocessing tools, and elements of cartography. Also includes using GIS for research and planning.

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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Discuss necessary components of geographic information systems
  2. Define data types used in GIS
  3. Develop problem-solving skills when working with different types of data
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of basic geoprocessing tools and their usage in the ArcGIS environment
  5. Develop professional looking maps and presentations to support geographic research
  6. Build and publish ESRI Story maps to the web using maps, photos, and graphics

  1. Introduction to GIS
    1. Software installation
    2. File management system set-up
  2. Understanding Data Types
    1. Vector vs raster
    2. Shapefile vs geodatabase
  3. Data Creation
    1. Editing tools
    2. Geoprossessing basics
  4. Coordinate Systems and Projections
  5. Maps for Print
    1. Symbology basics
    2. Working with layouts
  6. Story Map Development
    1. Working with images
    2. Narrative development
    3. ESRI Story Map templates
  7. GIS Data Conversion
    1. Working with CAD data
    2. Other data sources, including Google Earth
  8. Data Collection
    1. ArcGIS Collector
    2. Survey123
  9. GIS Research Project Design