Advanced GIS

Fall Open
Class Standing
Mike Ruth

Advanced GIS is the second course in the three-quarter sequence for the Certification in GIS.

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 10.1, including both desktop and online mapping tools for collaboration and presentation. 

Evaluations are based on the quality of student-produced map and analysis products and two quizzes. Students should have experience with quantitative software 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, but support is limited to college computers (note: ArcGIS Desktop software runs only under MS Windows, see requirements:

Hi-Flex Class Format:This course is offered in a “Hi-Flex” format. Students can attend fully in-person, fully online, or a mix of both. Each class will be offered in-person but will also include a zoom link for remote attendees. We will do our best to provide comparable experiences for both in-person and remote students. Remote students can expect to engage with one another through breakout rooms, online discussion boards and other collaborative online methods.  

Class meetings will be offered in the campus CAL (Computer Applications Lab) and fully-online (Zoom). Each class session will be broadcast over Zoom to any students who elect to attend from home or other off-campus location. Note that taking this course remotely requires two computer monitors, and reliable and sufficient internet bandwidth, especially for those students relying on RDP connections to access a campus computer over the web. 

CLASS SCHEDULE: Monday nights, 6pm-10pm


Course Reference Numbers

GR (4): 10001

Academic Details

This offering is connected to the graduate-level Geographic Information Systems Certificate at Evergreen. For more information visit:…



Hybrid (F)

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