ES 510: Geographic Informations Systems (GIS)

Synonym:

73817 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

Jonathan Atwood

Credits:

3

Seats:

12

Semester:

Spring 2011

Meeting Schedule:

Thursdays 1/20 - 5/5 (1:00PM-3:59PM)

Description:

Competency Areas Spring 2010 and earlier: RMC - Required Alternate; Cert, EAO, EE & IND - Elective
Competency Areas Fall 2010: Methods or elective
Restricted to Spring 2010 and earlier CB & RMC from December 7 - 14; open to all ES students on December 15; others with written permission of instructor sent to Registrar's office via Antioch email.

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 9.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.