Sep 30, 2023  
College Catalog 2023-2024 
College Catalog 2023-2024

GIS-224 Intro to Geographic Information Systems

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are a powerful way to access, map, and analyze geographic information. This course introduces the concepts of GIS and geospatial analysis of databases. Through a series of lectures, hands-on computer-based exercises, and web enhanced modules, students will learn the essential elements of a GIS, hardware requirements, GIS software, data acquisition, data structures, spatial databases, methods of data analysis and spatial modeling, and applications of GIS. This course is designed as a core requirement for the A.S. Environmental Science program but can also be used as a stand-alone course to compliment a wide range of academic disciplines to map resources and other mapping related functions of planning and management.  This course meets the General Education requirement for Scientific Reasoning.
Prerequisites MAT-181 , MAT-197 , or placement.
Gen. Ed. Course Yes
Mass Transfer Course Yes
Credits: 4