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Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
GEOG INFO SYS
CLASS CODE: GEOG 230 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: LANGUAGE & LETTERS
DEPARTMENT: HISTORY, GEOGRAPHY, POLITICAL SCIENCE
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: A general overview of Geographic Information Systems including background, development, trends and prospects for the use of the rapidly developing technology in a variety of professions and academic fields.
TAUGHT: Fall 2004, Winter 2005
CONTENT AND TOPICS: Basic components, analytical functions of GIS, spatial and geographic concepts, cartographic communication, automated mapping characteristics, map projections and map scale, geocoding, coordinate systems, and nature of spatial area.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: Recall relevant content from geographic subject matter.
Interpret maps, globes, and other geographic methods.
Solve problems systematically using geographic methods.
Use geographic representations and tools to analyze, explain, and solve geographic problems.
Use technologies to represent and interpret
Earth's physical and human systems.
Develop communication skills.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001