Description: This course is an introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Emphasis is placed on the fundamental concepts of GIS. Topics include an overview of cartography, remote sensing, and global positioning systems (GPS) as well as GIS data sources, implementation steps, spatial analysis, and applications in government and business. Students are provided the hands-on experience required to visualize information and identify spatial patterns. This course is designed for all students interested in GIS and for professionals who want to know how to use GIS to better understand and analyze geographic data in their field.