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Introduction to Geographic Information Systems 

The course is an introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS). GIS is the merging of cartography, statistical analysis, and database technology. In this course, the student will learn the design, operation, and uses of GIS.


Course Details

Course code: GIS 1100 091 – 3 college credits

Dates: January 11 – May 6, 2016

Days: Monday/Wednesday

Time: 7:00 – 8:30pm

Total cost: *$429.00 + student life fee $10 (*In-State Fees)


Registration: New students must fill out a new student application. After submitting the college application, please call the Advising Department at 740.699.3810 to make an appointment to register.


Course Description

Geographic Information Systems are capable of integrating, storing, editing, analyzing, sharing, and displaying geographically reference information. If the location of a person, thing, or event can be fixed on the earth, then it can be placed on a map, and that map can be used to search, organize, and analyze that information. GIS applications and careers are discussed. The hardware and software used in the GIS are introduced.