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CAD 177 - GIS for Transportation and Logistics

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

Introduction to the use of Global Positioning Systems (GPS), data collection, and ArcGIS. Includes interacting with existing map layers, GPS data, and Google Street View to record new data transportation in ArcMap and to create a GIS story map. Also includes vocabulary, operation, field data collection, and data transfer.

Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Electronically and manually collect and record data
  2. Discuss the fundamental concepts associated with maps
  3. Read and use a variety of geographic coordinate systems
  4. Interpret GIS data
  5. Produce maps using GIS data

  1. Introduction
    1. Global Positioning Systems (GPS)
      1. Terminology
      2. Concepts
    2. Overview of positioning and locating systems
    3. Overview of the use of Longitude and Latitude and UTM coordinate systems
  2. GPS Operation
    1. Hardware configuration
    2. Data logging
    3. Data transfer
  3. Field Data
    1. Overview of GPS features
    2. Electronic recording
    3. Computer procedures for data transfer
  4. Usage of Archaeology Centre Resources