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GIS 100: MAP APPRECIATION AND INTERPRETATION

1 hr. (OC)

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This course introduces the student to maps and their ability to provide information on a wide variety of topics. Basic elements of cartography will be examined in addition to an examination of various types of maps. Emphasis will also be given to developing map interpretation skills.

GIS 102: INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS

3 hrs. (OC)

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This course is a basic introduction to the concepts, techniques, and applications of geographic information systems (GIS). Cartographic and database skills are established and their interrelationship examined to learn how a GIS can be created and then utilized to analyze and display information.

GIS 104: APPLIED GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS

3 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: GIS 102 with a grade of "C" or better or department approval

This course deals with the design, implementation, and management of geographic information systems. The course will provide an opportunity for students to learn through the application of geospatial technologies to real-world projects.

GIS 106: GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEMS

1 hr. (OC)

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This course will teach the knowledge and skills necessary to utilize global positioning systems (GPS) to collect, process, and use geographic data. Students will learn and apply GPS theory and techniques through field survey experiences.

GIS 108: REMOTE SENSING

3 hrs. (OC)

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This course provides an introduction to the techniques of collecting and interpreting information about earth's surface through non-contact methods. The current relationship with geographic information systems (GIS) will be examined.

GIS 110: GEODATABASES

2 hrs. (OC)

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This course is an introduction to the structure and capabilities of a geodatabase. Coverage will include creation of a geodatabase, migration of existing GIS data to a geodatabase, and editing and maintaining data stored in a geodatabase.