URBST 263 - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Overview

Course Title

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Department(s)

Description

Introduction to the fundamental concepts and technologies of geographic information systems (GIS). The course will focus on providing basic and essential GIS functions and applications with a particular focus on applying GIS to different issues facing urban areas. We will primarily use ArcGIS software but the course will also introduce students to open-source GIS software such as QGIS and GeoDa. The course is designed to teach a mix of practical skills and fundamental concepts that students should understand if they intend to use GIS in their work. The first half of the course focuses on basic GIS skills, while the second half focuses on using GIS for analysis. No previous knowledge of GIS is required.

Typically Offered

Fall, Spring

Academic Career

Undergraduate

Credits

Minimum Units

3

Maximum Units

3

Academic Progress Units

3

Repeat For Credit

No

Components

Name

Lecture

Hours

3

Course Schedule