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GEOG 210 - Maps and Geographic Information Sys

5 Credits
GEOG 210 introduces students to the basic principles and concepts of cartography and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Teaches students how to identify, read and use a variety of maps, including traditional paper maps and computer-generated maps. Covers the concepts of geographic relational databases used by GIS and how to store and manipulate geographic data. Students will learn to produce various thematic maps from existing data using ESRI GIS software.


Quarters Typically Offered

Designed to Serve Geography, forestry, public health, environmental science, geology, city and regional planning students and professionals.
Active Date 2011-08-15

Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 38
Contact Hours: Lecture 55 Lab 0 Worksite 0 Clinical 0 Other 0
Total Contact Hours 55
Degree Distributions:
  • Social Science Area I

Course Outline
TBD based on newly updated software and other technical considerations.

Student Learning Outcomes
Students demonstrate a clear organization of their thoughts in written form.

Student’s writing illustrates the connections between concepts developed in the course and the topic specific applications.

Student demonstrates a clear understanding of assigned readings.

Student can verbalize general principles and concepts associated with GIS.

Student can perform basic computer cartography operations.

Student can describe application of GIS and sources, forms, and models or data for GIS.

Student understands common data input and conversion methods.

Student understands basic Arc/Info concepts.

Student understands fundamental database and file system concepts and how these are implemented in a georelational model.

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