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Applied GIS
APPLIED GIS
CLASS CODE: GEOL 440 CREDITS:  3 FEE:  $15.00
DIVISION: PHYSICAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
DEPARTMENT: GEOLOGY
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: Applied GIS (Geographic Information Systems) allows students to apply GIS skills to geologic topics and problems with real-world data sets.
TAUGHT: Fall '04, Winter '05, Fall '06, Winter '08,
CONTENT AND TOPICS: Where to find GIS data sets and how to download or upload the data and get projects started. Advanced techniques of queries and graphic presentation of solution sets. Working within Arcview/Arcgis. Application of GIS in the physical sciences.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: 1. Increase student's ability to work with ESRI'S Arcview/Arcgis software.
2. Improve understanding in collecting personal data with GPS units and imput that data into GIS applications.
3. Increase awareness of the many types geologic problems that can employ GIS as a tool.
4. Be able to identify available sources of data, how to acquire data sets, format styles, and how to import them into projects.
5. Develop team work skills by working on joint projects, each learning to participate in a project from design to completion and presentation.
6. Acquire the skills to use both electronic (PowerPoint) and print media (posters) for final presentations.
REQUIREMENTS: Attend class, participate in instructor lead projects, participate and contribute to assigned group projects. Produce finished products as a member of a team effort and individually as required. Grades will be based on products, not tests.
PREREQUISITES: Geography 230 - Introduction to GIS and one of the following: Geog 101, or Geol 101, Geol 104, Geol 110, Geol 111, or instructors consent.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: January 2003