Catalog Description: Geography 15 - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
GIS is a geographically-based, computer assisted information technology that captures, organizes, queries, and analyzes spatial relationships between locations and attributes of Earth's physical, cultural, and economic features. GIS facilitates visualization of spatial relationships and decision-making by interactively linking maps, databases, images, and charts. GIS is both a tool for learning across the curriculum and an integrated system and science for solving real-world spatial problems within and across every economic sector. This course introduces entry-level GIS theory, principles, concepts, applications, and operations through a combination of lectures, demonstration, interactive web sessons and tutorials, and active learning strategies. Students will acquire basic hands-on GIS experience with current industry-standard software. Field trips may be required. 3 hours.
Fire Perimiters near San Bernadino, CA. Map generated by ESRI November 1, 2003
Geography at Las Positas College
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)