Course Descriptions

Geographic Information Systems

GIS 300
Geographic Information Systems Science & Technology
3 credits

'Geospatial Information Science and Technology' provides the theory and origin for the practice of geo-spatial analysis in GIS. This course introduces the fundamental mathematics, physics and modern technology in usage by the geospatial sciences. Topics necessary to perform mapping, inventory, data conversion, and analysis are covered. Aspects of the applied field include the fundamentals of: measurements, units, precisions, accuracies, projections, datum(s), conversions, geo-spatial models (2D/3D/4D, geodetic, geo-referencing), GIS data types, application programming, remote sensing, and global positioning systems. These core areas provide the foundation for our mapping systems and resulting cartographic visualizations.