Course Description

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Put simply, Geographic Information Systems is a special type of information technology that integrates data and information from various sources as maps. Our course provides an introduction to key concepts behind GIS technology with dynamic real-world applications. This course covers the essentials of cartography, geospatial data management, geospatial analysis of vector and raster models, web mapping, and other topics that form the fundamental layers of Geographic Information Systems.

GEO 205: Geographic Information Systems

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After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Recall the fundamental concepts of geographic information systems and map anatomy
  • Define cartographic principles and geospatial data management
  • Identify types of data models, such as vector and raster
  • Recognize the principles behind geospatial analysis and web mapping
  • List the basics of geographic information systems project management
Course Language English
Course Length 135 hours/4 Months (120 Days)
Course Code GEO 205
Number of Credits 2

There is no extra cost for textbooks or materials. All materials are included with this course.

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Course Outline

Module 1 - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
Module 2 - Data, Information, and Where to Find Them
Module 3 - Map Anatomy
Module 4 - Cartographic Principles
Module 5 - Geospatial Data Management
Module 6 - Data Models for GIS
Module 7 - Geospatial Analysis I: Vector Operations
Module 8 - Geospatial Analysis II: Raster Data
Module 9 - Web Mapping
Module 10 - GIS Project Management
Module 11 - Steps to Course Completion

 

Requirements

Internet Connection

  • Broadband or High-Speed - DSL, Cable, and Wireless Connections

*Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Classroom pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.

 

Hardware Requirements

  • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
  • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

 

PC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Windows 7 or higher
  • Microsoft Office 2007 or higher. Also, you could use a general Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • Kindle Reader App is needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • QuickTime, Windows Media Player &/or Real Player

 

MAC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Mac OS x 10 or higher with Windows
  • Mac office programs or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers- Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • Apple QuickTime Media Player