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Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)



In this course, students will explore key concepts used in Geospatial Technologies. Topics include the use of scale, coordinate systems, geodesy, direction, projections, traditional land surveying techniques, and global positioning systems (GPS). Students explore the fundamental knowledge and techniques used in Geospatial Technology careers. This course also introduces students to remote sensing, geographic information systems (GIS), and cartography to start identifying and quantifying environmental patterns. Students will critically evaluate information and use quantitative reasoning skills such as patterns with urban heating in relationship to heat stress on a population. Students who finish this course are prepared to continue on to GISC 201 Geographical Information Systems for a Changing World.


Aug 26, 2024 — Sep 18, 2024

Oct 7, 2024 — Nov 10, 2024

Jan 13, 2025 — Feb 15, 2025

Apr 7, 2025 — May 11, 2025

May 19, 2025 — Jun 22, 2025


Distance Education - Online

Registration Information

For credit cost: $1410

GIS StoryMap BadgeGIS StoryMap Badge
By completing this course, students obtain the GIS StoryMap Badge, which can be displayed on a LinkedIn profile. Badges from Unity College are verified through Acclaim/Credly. The StoryMap is an ESRI ArcGIS Web Application that students build as a professional step into the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) world.