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CET 250
Introduction to GIS


Credits: 3
Clock Hours per Quarter: 40

AA Discipline:

Lecture Hours:20    Lab Hours:20


Description
An introduction to GIS, ArcView GIS software and GPS. This course is designed to introduce the student to the powerful representation of visually displaying geographical information. It covers the fundamentals of cartography, geography, map projections, coordinate systems, attributes, and data formats as used in GIS. ESRI ArcGIS desktop computer software will be used exclusively to create, edit, query and analyze data both statistically and spatially.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of GIS, GPS and ArcGIS software.
  • Exhibit an understanding of ArcMap, ArcCatalog, geodatabases and shapefiles.
  • Identify types of shapeflies,layers and feature classes.
  • Demonstrate an ability to input data into ArcGIS software, and create new selections from existing data sets.
  • Identify basic coordinate systems
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of attributes, attribute tables and fields.
  • Demonstrate the ability to classify, symbolize and label features.
  • Visually display geographical information in a presentable map format.

  • Course Topics
  • Introduction to GIS, GPS
  • ArcMap and ArcCatalog software
  • Symbolization of features
  • Classify features
  • Label features
  • Query Data
  • Joining and relating tables
  • Selecting features

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    CET 250
    Winter 2013
    0417
    Michelle Schmode
    CET 250
    Winter 2012
    0417
    Gerald Anhorn
    CET 250
    Winter 2012
    0419
    Gerald Anhorn
    CET 250
    Winter 2010
    0417
    Gerald Anhorn


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
     
    X
     
     
     
     
    X
     
     
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.