ENVR 316

Geographic Information Systems I

Prerequisite: Permission required for first-year students. A practical, hands-on introduction to geographic information systems (GIS) as applied to current issues in a wide range of disciplines. The course introduces maps and map-making, GIS fundamentals, the global positioning system (GPS), and remote sensing. Lab involves learning to use ArcGIS software at the ArcView level for mapmaking and management/analysis of spatial data, along with basic web page construction. Two hours lecture and three hours lab per week.

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