GEOG 189 - G.I.S., Mapping, and Society
Class hours: 3 lecture
Prereq: Qualified for ENG 100.
Description: Geographic Information Systems (G.I.S.) is a computerized system used to design, capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage and present geographically referenced information, or data. G.I.S combines cartography, statistical analysis, and databases to manipulate spatial areas for a given application. GEOG 189 - G.I.S., Mapping, and Society, is an introductory course covering the use and application of computerized geographic information systems (G.I.S), combining an overview of general principles of G.I.S and practical experience in the analytical use of spatial information. Students will gain an overall knowledge of G.I.S, analyze the social context of mapping and knowledge production, examine the diverse range of G.I.S applications, and complete a final project with a practical component involving the use of an analytical software package: ArcGIS 10 by ESRI (Environmental System Research Institute).