This course introduces students to computer-based mapping, Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Spatial data is used as a tool to understand the world by describing and explaining the human relationship to the physical environment. Topics include vector and raster systems, map design, scale, resolution, map projection, coordinate systems, geo-referencing and Global Positioning Systems (GPS). The laboratory provides applied, hands-on learning, using spatial analysis and modeling with GIS through the use of computers.
For more information, contact:
Jim Danza, (805) 678-5209