2019-2020 Catalog

GEOG - GEOGRAPHY

GEOG 1080 INTRODUCTION TO GPS AND MAPS

This course provides an introduction to the theory, practices and usages of GPS mapping equipment. Laboratory work affords ample opportunity for the students, working in small groups, to practice with the GPS equipment used in the field. The collected data will be imported into a GIS based software package.  Commonly used coordinate systems, datums, and projections will be reviewed.

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GEOG 1100 INTRODUCTION TO GIS

Introduction to the fundamentals of Geospatial Technology, including Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Global Positioning Systems (GNSS/GPS), cartography, and remote sensing through a series of hands-on ArcGIS Desktop exercises. Students will learn how geospatial technology is used in business, industry and government. This course is designed to introduce the student to the basic principles and techniques of GIS. The lab material will emphasize GIS data collection, entry, storage, analysis, and output using ArcGIS software.

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GEOG 2130 SPATIAL ANALYSIS

An introduction to problem-solving and decision-making using geospatial analysis techniques.  Students will learn to effectively solve spatial problems and make decisions by working with a variety of data and methods using the spatial analysis tools in ArcGIS software.

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Prerequisites

GEOG 1100

GEOG 2170 GIS CAPSTONE

The capstone is a learning experience resulting in a consolidation of a student’s educational experience and certifies mastery of entry level workplace geospatial competencies.  Through a series of real-world situations students will expand their GIS skills as they make decisions using GIS data.  The projects involve the complicated spatially related issues professionals from many disciplines face each day.  Students will focus on GIS work flow:  documenting and being systematic about a problem-solving process.   Following a consistent GIS workflow is an important part of becoming a GIS professional.  Process summaries will be created for each project that documents the steps taken to complete a project.  In the final project students will create a project proposal and research design and carry it through to implementation, results, and analysis.  Students will use the GIS functionality found within Esri ArcGIS software as a tool to complete their projects.

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Prerequisites

GEOG 1080, GEOG 1100, and GEOG 2130

GEOG 2180 GEOSPATIAL WEB APPLICATIONS

The course involves the design, creation, configuration, optimization of geospatial servers and applications to deliver content across the Internet.  Students will be introduced to the design, optimization of geospatial servers, and maintenance of basic geospatial web services and applications.  The course includes an introduction to browser and mobile enabled interactive applications.

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Prerequisites

GEOG 1100