ES 510: Geographic Informations Systems (GIS)

2011-08-24 -

Restriction Changed. 08/05/11 - Instructor Changed. 7/12/11 - Credits corrected.

Synonym:

78308 (for web registration)

Section:

B

Faculty:

Christopher Brehme
Farshad Farashahi

Credits:

3

Seats:

12

Semester:

Fall 2011

Meeting Schedule:

Fridays 9/2 - 12/9 (1:00PM-3:59PM)

Description:

Competency Areas Fall 2010 and later: Methods or elective
Restricted: Fall 2010 CB, RMC & SDCC students from July 12 - 19; open to all Fall 2010 ES students on July 20. Open to all ES students on August 24.

This is an introductory course in the use of GIS software to create, manage and work with spatially explicit data. The class will explore how to access GIS information available on the WWW, extract and analyze data using ArcGIS 10.x software, understand limitations associated with various data sources, technical vocabulary, and preparation of maps for digital presentations. Note: Please check the SAKAI course folder for pre-class readings and assignments. This is a computer based course with emphasis on the language of GIS and real world application. Students will be required to obtain an evaluation version of software and/or purchase student edition licenses to use on their personal computers. Check SAKAI course folder for information acquiring ArcGIS software.