Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

GIS 510  Introduction to Spatial Analysis  (3)  

An overview of geographic information systems and a foundation in map coordinate systems, map projections, and map scale.

GIS 520  Spatial Data Collection and Management  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): GIS 510.

Methods of capturing data, acquiring and importing existing spatial data into geographic information systems, and deriving spatial information from remotely sensed data and storing spatial data.

GIS 530  Analyzing Spatial Networks  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): GIS 510.

Introduction to topology theory and its employment in GIS network analysis. Emphasis on methods of determining efficient paths, modeling network flows and creating efficient service areas for organizational entities.

GIS 540  Site Location Analysis  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): GIS 510.

Emphasis on evaluating existing site location efficiencies, determining appropriate point site and area site locations for organizational entities, and analyzing environmental impact using GIS.

GIS 550  Organization and Management of Spatial Systems  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): GIS 510.

Fundamentals of GIS implementation and GIS management. Consideration in designing organization-wide GIS and the management of both special projects and organization-wide use of GIS.

GIS 560  Spatial Data, Layout, and Display  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): GIS 510.

Fundamentals of map composition and layout, chart creation, data classification and map design to produce meaningful maps and charts of the results of spatial analysis.

GIS 570  Advanced Topics in Spatial Analysis  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): GIS 510.

Advanced GIS instruction and work in a variety of topics such as imagery interpretation and classification, surface modeling, spatial manipulation languages, and statistical analysis of spatial data. Can be taken twice for credit.