Course Details

GISG 111 Geographic Information Systems and Cartography

2.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab, 3 units
Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option

Description: This course is designed for students who possess a basic background in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Learning in this course focuses on cartographic principles of map design, production, and evaluation through the application of hands-on activities using ArcGIS software. Topics covered include data acquisition methods used in map production (Global Positioning Systems/GPS, scanning, and georeferencing of data); spatial analysis techniques (using geoprocessing); and GIS project planning techniques. Cartographic tools and enhancements such as map layout, symbology, and labeling are emphasized. Students will apply project management skills to a class project.