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Introduction to Geographic InformationySystems

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Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are computer methods used to collect, organize, analyze, and present spatial data. Emphasis will be on GIS mapping, spatial analysis, and database development. Students complete hands-on computer activities using ArcGIS Desktop software and will develop skills and a knowledge base from which to use spatial information effectively as a professional. Upon completion, students will be able to create and edit spatial data, produce maps and conduct spatial analysis. Prerequisite: Fundamental computer skills (Windows operating system, spreadsheets, word processors), junior or senior standing or permission.