Advanced GIS is a fast-paced course designed to teach graduate students to use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for mapping, spatial data management, and spatial data analysis. Instruction is based on reading assignments, lectures, and weekly hands-on labs using ArcGIS Pro software from Esri.
Evaluations are based on the quality of student-produced map and analysis products and a final project. Students should have experience with quantitative software (such as Excel) and must be able to demonstrate a solid understanding of MS Windows file management practices. Students will be expected to use the Esri software suite outside of class, for performing hands-on mapping assignments. Student versions of the ArcGIS software will be made available for students to install on their own computers. Alternatively, students may be granted remote desktop access to a computer on Evergreen's campus from their own computer. ArcGIS Desktop software runs only under MS Windows, see requirements: http://pro.arcgis.com/en/pro-app/get-started/arcgis-pro-system-requirem….
Advanced GIS is the second course in the three-quarter sequence for the Certification in GIS.
Class Schedule: Advanced GIS will be offered twice per week. Students will have the option to attend class on either Monday nights from 4:00pm-6:30pm, PST or Wednesday nights from 7:00-9:30pm, PST.
Open GIS lab hours will be offered Tuesdays from 4:00-6:00pm, PST.
Must have successfully completed Introduction to GIS or demonstrated equivalent proficiency in GIS.