GEO 460 - GIS II

Teaches students in environmental and spatial sciences how to use geographic information systems (GIS) to visualize, query, and begin to analyze key aspects of terrain (such as elevation, slope, and aspect, landuse, landcover, and vegetation) as well as human modifications and the built environment. Input and edit georeferenced data from multiple sources such as paper maps and global positioning systems (GPS) and learn aspects of various coordinate systems and spatial database designs in order to link attribute data to inputted geographic features. Classify and symbolize data in order to create maps; embed graphs and reports in maps; and output maps in digital and paper form. Export GIS data to other software packages and import spatial data from other software packages into GIS software.

Prerequisite(s): GEO 360.

4 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2016