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NR 110 - Principles of GIS

5 credits

NR 101  and NR 260  with a C or better.

The course will provide students a basic knowledge of geographical information systems (e.g., sources of GIS data, various data models, capturing GIS data and manipulating GIS data). Concepts in geography, spatial data, and their integration will be included. Theories will convey an understanding of the fundamental principles of GIS. One of the objectives of the course is to provide students with hands on experience with GIS/GPS hardware and software components. Theories will also be supplemented with guest theories in the application of GIS from individuals working in a diversity of application areas.

Theory Hours
3 theory hours.

Guided Practice Hours
4 guided practice hours.

Vocational Program Course
Vocational program course.

AA General Elective
May be used as a general elective in the AA degree.

Course Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a basic awareness and understanding of GIS terminology, data sources, and components of a GIS
  • Demonstrate an ability to plan, design, and execute a GIS project
  • Demonstrate an understanding of spatial data, geo databases, spatial data standards, and its synthesis for effective GIS analysis
  • Demonstrate capacity to use GIS technology and synthesize GIS for primary and secondary data sources

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