May 26, 2020  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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GEOG 303 - GIS and Data Management

Geographic Information Systems (GIS), focusing on data acquisition, data management, data errors, classification, and implementation considerations. Applied experience using GIS software. Course will be offered every year (Fall and Winter).

Prerequisites: GEOG 301 (Formerly GEOG 203).

Credits: (5)

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

  • Demonstrate knowledge of data representation in GIS (raster, vector, attributes, time, topology), data types, data quality, metadata, and data capture).
  • Have knowledge of general GIS functionality, including display, overlay, and analysis.
  • Interpret basic terrain symbolization on maps (e.g. contour lines).
  • Demonstrate knowledge of computer-based skills using modern GIS software.
  • Have knowledge of the general context of GIS , including: What is GIS and how is it used? History and trends in GIS.
  • Combine knowledge learned through lecture, labs, reading, and software skills.
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