This course teaches concepts and applied techniques of Geographic Information System tools and technologies to solve real world Geospatial Science problems across multiple disciplines. Technical topics covered include geospatial data collection, quality, conversion, management, analysis, visualization, and dissemination. Students hands-on-lab and independent exercises use the latest version of ArcGIS software. Development and implementation of a project proposal and an independent project are completed by students to forward individual interests.
Additional Course Details:
This class will be taught as an intensive on-line course this summer. Topics covered will include
geospatial data types, quality, conversion, management, coordinate systems, editing, analysis, 2D
and 3D mapping, and Geospatial data sharing. Special emphasis is placed on student hands-on lab
exercises and the learning of the latest version of ESRI’s ArcGIS Pro software. Examples of the use
of GIS in varied disciplines such as Geography, Business, Planning, Transportation, Natural Resources,
Water Resources, Sociology, and Ecology are utilized. Course requirements include: 1) Access to a
personal computer (PC) connected to the internet and running a Microsoft Windows 7 operating system
or later, 2) Local installation of course provided software.