GEOG 591 (01) - Making Maps: GIS Fundamentals

Making Maps: GIS Fundamentals

Durham   Liberal Arts :: Geography
Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2021 - Full Term (08/30/2021 - 12/13/2021)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   20  
CRN: 14169
Introduces Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to design digital maps, integrate diverse data sources, and conduct basic spatial analyses. Appropriate for students with or without computer technology background. Skills are highly employable in many careers where spatial data can be used, including social justice, public health, sustainability, town and urban planning, economic development, public safety, energy, transportation, construction, environmental hazards, political strategy, security and diplomacy, military intelligence, marketing, education, communications, real estate, and public humanities.
Department Approval Required. Contact Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Instructors: Tu Lan

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/30/2021 12/13/2021 W 5:10pm - 7:30pm KING N134
Additional Course Details: 

Students learn how to use a Geographic Information System (GIS) to design digital maps, integrate diverse data sources, and conduct basic spatial analyses.  This course is appropriate for students with or without computer technology background, from across colleges and majors.  Extensive class time is devoted to hands-on, practical exercises with instructor support.  Solutions-focused assignments integrate publicly available and specialized information sources into commonly used software.  Students can tailor a final project to topics of personal interests. Basic GIS skills are highly employable in many careers where spatial data can be used, including social justice, public health, sustainability, town and urban planning, economic development, public safety, energy, transportation, construction, environmental hazards, political strategy, security and diplomacy, military intelligence, marketing, education, communications, real estate, and public humanities.