Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Introduces spatial analysis, the interpretation of map data, and the use of handheld Global Positioning Systems to collect data. Intended for those interested in a career in civil engineering or surveying. Lecture: 2 credits (30 contact hours); Laboratory: 1 credit (15 contact hours).
Presents a comprehensive survey of the fundamental concepts of GIS, providing students a command over the software to import raster and vector data into a GIS and to conduct simple analyses over their data. Intended for those with limited experience with GIS who are exploring career opportunities in the field. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).
Introduces remote sensing of the earth with topics that include the physical principles of remote sensing, history and future trends, sensors and their characteristics, image data sources, and image classification and analysis techniques. Lecture: 3.0 credits (45 contact hours).
Explores advanced topics in GIS. Teaches students how to create and import geodatabases into a GIS, edit and create new vector and raster data, build layouts for presentation purposes and manipulate tabular data. Exposes students to various extensions within the software in order to conduct advanced analyses on their data. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).
Examines customization of GIS software applications by way of modified service interface elements while covering topics in theory and implementation of the various scripting languages currently used. Prepares students to solve geospatial problems and streamline GIS workflows through the creation and modification of scripts. Lecture: 3.0 credits (45 contact hours)
Introduces the design, publishing, optimization and maintenance of geospatial servers, and basic geospatial web services and applications. Includes an introduction to browser and mobile enabled interactive applications. Lecture: 3.0 credits (45 contact hours).