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GEO 1107 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Introduction to the basic theoretical as well as practical concepts of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), covering spatial representation, visual literacy, and geographic information technology. Students will learn the basics of ESRI's ArcGIS Pro and explore the GIS software system through exercises, labs, a portfolio, and a final project. Three classroom, two lab hours per week.

Division: Liberal Arts, Communication and Social Sciences
Department: Geography
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: No

Prereqs: NONE  


  • Create basic map project and map layout.
  • Evaluate and select appropriate projections, coordinate systems and datums.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the acquisition of spatial data.
  • Describe fundamental concepts of geospatial technology.
  • Demonstrate efficiency in creating maps including the thematic map display and use of data classification systems.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the creation of spatial data.
  • Perform basic spatial analysis techniques.

Credit Hours: 4

Classroom Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 2