Geographic Information Systems are smart maps. GIS integrate the display capabilities of a computerized map with the information management tools of a spreadsheet. This introductory course will focus on the fundamentals of operating in a GIS environment, and the many different applications of GIS technology. Lectures will be integrated with hands-on projects in which you will get to use several of the major GIS software products
What Will You Learn?
- Students will learn how to compile, analyse, and present geospatial data while emphasizing the value of visual communication. Students will learn these basic geospatial concepts using industry standard GIS technology.
MODULE I: Fundamental Concepts in Geographic Information Science
Definition of GIS
Vector and raster systems
Scale, resolution, map projection
Applications of GIS