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Introduction to GIS

Subject ID Classroom Hours Lab Hours Clinic Coop Or Shop Hours Credit Hours
GIS 111 2 2 0 3
Prerequisite

None

Corequisite

None

Description

This course introduces the hardware and software components of a Geographic Information System and reviews GIS applications. Topics include data structures and basic functions, methods of data capture and sources of data, and the nature and characteristics of spatial data and objects. Upon completion, students should be able to identify GIS hardware components, typical operations, products/applications, and differences between database models and between raster and vector systems. The ESRI software used in the course only works in a Windows environment..This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for transferability as a pre-major and/or elective course requirement.

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