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COURSE NUMBER: GEOG 450
COURSE TITLE: Advanced Geographical Information Systems
NAME OF INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Michael P. Ferber
CREDIT WEIGHT AND WEEKLY TIME DISTRIBUTION: credits 3(hrs lect 3 - hrs sem 3 - hrs lab 0)
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course provides an advanced investigation into the principles and applications of geographic information systems. Hands-on lab assignments focus on geo-databases, metadata, data input, relational databases, advanced map design, and advanced techniques using GIS software. Students mentor introductory students, complete a paper and complete an advanced project.

Prerequisites: GEOG 350
REQUIRED TEXTS:
  • Price, Maribeth.  2014.  Mastering ArcGIS.  Sixth Edition.  McGraw Hill: New York.
MARK DISTRIBUTION IN PERCENT:
Labs 40%
GIS & Society Paper 25%
Final Term Project 35%
100%
COURSE OBJECTIVES:
  • Understand advanced roles of GIS and applications to specific environmental issues.
  • Gain advanced skills with a GIS software package
  • Understand advanced principles of GIS (i.e., , metadata, data input, relational databases, advanced map design, and advanced techniques, etc…)
  • Consider the (Christian) ethics of GIS and Society.
COURSE OUTLINE:


Required texts, assignments, and grade distributions may vary from one offering of this course to the next. Please consult the course instructor for up to date details.

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