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GIS 195 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
GIS 200 - Geographical Information Systems I
Provides hands-on introduction to a dynamic desktop GIS (Geographic Information System). Introduces the components of a desktop GIS and their functionality. Emphasizes manipulation of data for the purpose of analysis, presentation, and decision-making. Prerequisite: ITE 115 or ITE 119 or equivalent.
Lecture 2 - 3 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 - 5 hours per week. 3 - 4 Credits.
3-4 credits
GIS 201 - Geographical Information Systems II
Provides a continuation of GIS 200, with emphasis on advanced topics in problem solving, decision-making, modeling, programming, and data management. Covers map projections and data formats, and methods for solving the problems they create. Prerequisite: GIS 200.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4-5 hours per week. 3-4 credits
3-4 credits
GIS 205 - GIS 3-Dimensional Analysis
Introduces GIS 3D (three-dimensional) concepts and practices with a concentration on displaying, creating and analyzing spatial GIS data using 3D. Covers 3D shape files, 3D data formats such s Tins, DEMs, grids and controlling the perspective and scale of 3D data through rotating, panning and zooming. Prerequisite: GIS 201.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4-5 hours per week. 3-4 credits.
3-4 credits
GIS 210 - Understanding Geographic Data
Provides the student an introduction to geographic data and the principles behind their construction. Introduces the concepts for measuring locations and characteristics of entities in the real world. Exposes the student to the limitations and common characteristics of geographic data. Prerequisite: GIS 201.
Lecture 2 - 3 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 - 5 hours per week. 3 - 4 Credits.
3-4 credits
GIS 295 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits