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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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GEOG 301 - Introduction to GIS and Maps

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) with an emphasis on cartographic communication, map use in a digital environment, and the basics of ESRI GIS software. Formerly GEOG 203, students may not receive credit for both. Course will be offered every year (Fall, Winter, and Spring).

Credits: (4)

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of basic cartographic principles such as scale, direction, and symbolization.
  • Provide evidence of competence in describing location using standardized coordinate systems and datums.
  • Show ability to interpret basic terrain symbolization on maps (e.g. contour lines).
  • Exhibit knowledge of GIS software, including basic data management and display.
  • Provide evidence of cartographic interpretation skills that may be used in a variety of other geography classes.
  • Combine knowledge learned through lecture, labs, reading, and software skills.
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