GEOG216 - Principles of Geographic Information Science

General

Prefix
GEOG
Course Number
216
Course ID
00015680
Course Level
Undergraduate
Instruction Mode
Lec/Lab
Department(s)
Geography & Planning
Description
Basic principles, concepts and technology that are universal to all parts of Geographic Information Science and geographic information systems software. Integrated Lab. The department offers an examination for credit option for this course.
Cross Listed Courses

Prerequisites

No Requisites

Credits

Min
3
Max
3
Repeatable
No

Goals and Diversity

MN Goal Course
No
MN Goal Designation(s)
-
Cultural Diversity
No

Learning Outcomes

Outcome
Identify and describe the purpose and function of the various GI Science components (Geographic Information Systems, Global Positioning Systems, Land Surveying, Remote Sensing, and Cartography).
Outcome
Describe the basic concepts of a map projection and be able to distinguish between some of the major map projections.
Outcome
Apply various coordinate systems such as latitude/longitude (in both decimal degrees and DMS forms), Universal Transverse Mercator, and State/Plane.
Outcome
Develop different map types (choropleth, topographic, etc.) as well as components of a map and the principle of map scale.
Outcome
Identify and analyze local and regional features using topographic maps.
Outcome
Critically evaluate information and its sources on maps to determine information reliability and accuracy.
Outcome
Create maps using modern GIS software.

Dependencies

No dependencies