GIS2040 Essentials of GIS

Department: Geography

Geographic information systems (GIS) are computer programs for mapping and analyzing the world. Tracking location is now important in many jobs, including environmental management, urban planning, market surveys, transport flow, natural resources, and understanding crime and health problems. This course will offer students the opportunity to learn basic GIS skills, explore a variety of applications and operate market-driven GIS software.

Ideal for students majoring in Anthropology, Oceanography, Criminology, Meteorology, Sociology, Business Management, MIS, Information Studies, Textile & Consumer Sciences and any other student interested in relating research data to geographic locations. Although this has a 4000 level ranking, it is taught at the 2000 level.