Geographic Information Systems


Units: 12


A geographic information system (GIS) provides storage, retrieval, and visualization of geographically referenced data as well as design and analysis of spatial information. GIS provides unique analytical tools to investigate spatial relationships, patterns, and processes of cultural, biological, demographic, economic, social, environmental, health care, criminal, and other phenomena.

The course includes lectures, computer labs, and a project using the leading desktop GIS software, ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online, Story Maps, and other GIS related apps from Esri, Inc.


Learning Outcomes:

  1. Identify and structure the spatial characteristics of diverse application areas for spatial data visualization, design, and analysis.
  2.  Search for, access, and use the world’s quickly-growing geospatial data infrastructure.
  3. Become a skillful user of leading GIS software.


Prerequisites Description:

90728 or 90838 or 91802