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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 24, 2020 — Sep 27, 2020

Oct 5, 2020 — Nov 8, 2020

Feb 22, 2021 — Mar 28, 2021

Jun 7, 2021 — Jul 11, 2021


Distance Education - Online

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For credit cost: $1410

What Students are Saying

“The tutorials chosen for building maps, story maps etc were great. They had step by step, clear instructions. I really liked the discussions which opened up new ideas & concepts from each person’s own experience. Learning to use Story Maps was something I think everyone can apply right away.”

Student in Introduction to GIS