Introduction to GIS

Spring 2019
Olympia
Evening
Graduate Only
Class Size: 22
4 Credits per quarter
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This course will teach students how to use the versatile technology of Geographic Information Systems (GIS).  GIS is more than map-making.  A GIS integrates computer hardware, software, and data for capturing, managing, analyzing, and displaying all forms of geographically referenced information across a wide variety of disciplines. GIS technology is increasingly used by physical and social scientists, policy makers, businesses, environmental and conservation organizations, utilities, public health providers, the military, and educators, to name a few.  More and more organizations are using spatial data and analysis to help them make decisions relating to acceptable land uses, allocation of resources and assets, fairness and social wellbeing, and many other needs. Instruction will rely strongly on weekly hands-on labs and homework exercises to guide students through a public policy decision process from beginning to end over the duration of the quarter.  Students will learn to manage spatial data and tools, mainly using the Esri suite of software commonly known as ArcGIS. No previous experience with GIS is required.  Student versions of the ArcGIS software suite will be made available for home use (but technical support is limited to college computers).

Registration

Spring 2019 Registration

Course Reference Numbers

GR (4): 30144
Jr - Sr (4): 30578

Academic details

Credits
4
Maximum Enrollment
22
Class Standing
Graduate

Schedule

Time Offered
Evening
Advertised Schedule

Mondays 6p-10p

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First Meeting

LAB 2 1223B - CAL East
Location
Olympia