Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems   [Archived Catalog]
2012-2013 Catalog [Aug. 2012-Aug. 2013]
   

GIS 2040 - Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems


This course introduces the hardware and software components of a Geographic Information System and reviews GIS applications. Topics include data structures and basic functions, methods of data capture and sources of data, and the nature and characteristics of spatial data and objects. Upon completion, students should be able to identify GIS hardware components, typical operations, products/applications, and differences between database models and between raster and vector systems.
Corequisites: CGS 2542.

Degrees Offered: A.S.

Credit Hours:3. 
Contact Hours: 3 lecture hours; 1 laboratory hour.