Geographic Information Systems (GISG)



104 Geographic Information Science and Spatial Reasoning - 2.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab, 3 units
(Grade Only)

Prerequisite: Mathematics 96 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Level M50.
Advisory: English 101 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Level R6 and W6.
This course is an introductory survey of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), including cartography, remote sensing, spatial analysis, and global positioning systems (GPS). Emphasis is placed on the ways in which these technologies are applied to human and environmental problems. Students use spatial data to visualize information and identify spatial patterns and are introduced to map interpretation, georeferencing, and spatial data management. This course is designed for students and professionals who use GIS to better understand and analyze geographic data in their field. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

110 Introduction to Mapping and Geographic Information Systems - 2.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Advisory: English 101 or English 105, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Levels R6 and W6. Computer Business Technology 101, 114 and 161, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent.
This course is a practical study of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Emphasis is placed on the use of ArcGIS software to map, analyze, and model geographic information relevant to fields such as forestry, economics, cartography, city planning, and health. Topics include map making, GIS data creation and management, and map projections and coordinate systems. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.