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Geography 303 – Introductory GIS (5)

Applications, scope, and benefits of GIS. Classification and components of GIS. Data acquisition. Data management. Data Errors. Implementation considerations.

Knowledge and Skills Developed:

  • Understanding of how spatial and attribute data are collected and stored within a GIS system.
  • Appreciation for how a GIS acts upon the data - in short, what is happening to the data during GIS analysis.
  • Knowledge of data quality and how it impacts analyses.
  • A basic understanding of the breadth of GIS applications.
  • Training in the use of GIS software.


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