Provides students with key Geographic
Information Systems (GIS) concepts, methodologies and techniques
commonly found in business and industry. Emphasis is on developing an
understanding of GIS applications, technical concepts, terminology,
methodology and problem solving techniques.
course is intended to:
Provide recognition of commonly
used GIS applications.
Identify potential sources of
Present the methods for the creation
of technical GIS documents.
Introduce GIS terminology, data
acquisition and methodologies utilized in establishing GIS databases.
Recommend GIS-based solutions
for situations commonly found in business and industry.
Upon completion of the
course, the successful student should be able to:
Recognize and describe key
features of at least two GIS applications commonly used by business and
an understanding of GIS concepts and how they relate to GIS analysis
and map production.
three sources of GIS data and provide examples of how this information
is used in its respective industry.
proficiency in digitizing techniques.
GIS software and computer technology to produce hardcopies of GIS maps
and related documentation.
standard GIS terminology in presenting projects and describing
an understanding of GIS analysis protocol.
a GIS project employing appropriate GIS methodologies and analytical
- Arc Catalogue
- Arc Reader
- Erdas imagine
- Google Earth
Exploring maps. How are maps used? What are the
applications of maps? What information do different maps convey? What
are the visual aspects of a map? Exploring data and
maps on a computer.
- What is GIS? How has GIS
evolved over time? Introduction to GIS software. Desktop GIS applications used
locally will be demonstrated in lab.
- Understanding the basics
of ArcGIS and its components.
Coordinate systems and datums.
- Introduction to ArcCatalog; Data Structure, Data Storage and
- Vector and raster data models.
- Data sources, data entry
- Creating and editing data
Overlay analysis, raster analysis,
spatial queries, introduction to remotely sensed data.
analysis techniques and tools in ArcGIS.
- Creating maps in ArcGIS. Map
elements. Classifying data for thematic mapping. Colors and
cosmetics. Labeling, support features.
12. Student projects and presentations.
Last Date of Registration
* 10% Discount for
students and groups of two or more
Duration = 36