GIS 160 : Intro to Geographic Information Systems I
An introduction to Geographic Information systems (GIS). Students learn general GIS and spatial assessment concepts using GIS software to analyze, interpret, and display spatial data for a variety of disciplines.
- Explain the similarities and differences between the Geographic, State Plane, and UTM coordinate systems.
- Recognize the standard map scales and projections and give examples of their best use.
- Explain the difference between precision (scale) and accuracy.
- Use ArcGIS software to query for relationships between attributes from different data layers or tables.
- Describe the limitations and dangers inherent in comparing data from different data layers.
- Define commonly used GIS and cartography terms.
- Identify the parts of a map.
- Choose an appropriate map type for the information to be conveyed.
- Use ArcGIS software to design and print a map.