IS 118 Intro to Geograph Info Systems

Geographic Information Systems are computer-based applications for the collection, storage, analysis and presentation of spatial and attribute data in a visual format, often through the use of maps. They have become integrated into every aspect of society including the monitoring and management of the environment, business and marketing, crime analysis, transportation, emergency response, civil engineering, tax assessment, precision agriculture, siting of facilities and more. Various topics including cartographic principles, data classification and collection, thematic map design, and GIS related software is covered. Students taking this course should have prior skills with the Windows Operating System, and should feel comfortable using the Internet. NOTE: Offered fall semesters only. Contact Hours: (2,2)