Introduction to Geographic InformationySystems
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.