Catalog 2013-2014

Introduction to GIS

  • Semester: Fall
  • Course Number: SS308
  • Instructors: Kevin Johnston
  • Credit: 3

Course Description

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is a form of computerized spatial mapping that has become a standard mapping, modeling, and analysis tool in Federal, state, and local governments as well as forestry and many private industries. This course teaches basic principles of spatial reasoning. Students solve spatial problems, such as urban, rural, and watershed planning, biodiversity and forest management, and identifying housing and conservation areas, using state of the art GIS computer software.