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Introduction to GIS


E&ES 280
Fall 2017
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: E&ES 580
Certificates: Civic Engagement, Environmental Studies
Course Cluster: Service-Learning, Planetary Science

Geographical information systems (GIS) are powerful tools for organizing, analyzing, and displaying spatial data. GIS has applications in a wide variety of fields including the natural sciences, public policy, business, and the humanities--literally any field that uses spatially distributed information. In this course we will explore the fundamentals of GIS with an emphasis on practical application of GIS to problems from a range of disciplines. The course will cover the basic theory of GIS, data collection and input, data management, spatial analysis, visualization, and map preparation. Coursework will include lecture, discussion, and hands-on activities.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: NSM E&ES
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CIS)(DATA-MN)(E&ES)(ENVS)(IDEA-MN)(PSCI-MN)
Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%

Last Updated on SEP-19-2017
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