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This course is designed to acquaint students with the tools and technology needed to access, manipulate, and display geographic information. It is a combined introduction to geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing, global positioning systems (GPS), and cartography (the science and art of mapmaking). Students will be introduced to the application of basic GIS programs, aerial-imageinterpretation, and the ethical issues that geospatial technologies may raise.  Students should emerge from this course with a greater understanding of the practical application of GIS and other geospatial technologies, and be able to create maps using a variety of publicly available mapping programs.


At least one section of Introduction to Geographic Information is offered during the first or second summer session; it may also be offered during the spring semester. See the Schedule of Courses for more details.

Course Description:

Course Authors(s):

Adrienne Goldsberry, MA, AICP

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