Feb 21, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin
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GIS 271 - Introduction to GPS & GIS


Credits: 3

An introduction to Global Positioning Systems (GPS), Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and geospatial mapping concepts and applications. Topics include coordinate systems, reference ellipsoids, geodetic datums, map projections, history of GIS, relational database management, quality control, GIS as a decision support tool, and data manipulation, processing, and analysis. Practical field use of GPS is emphasized within the context of understanding system components, satellite signal processing, selective availability, base station differential correction, and data export to GIS. Geospatial data science is discussed within the context of real-world locational phenomena. This course it designated as computer intensive (CI).

Repeatable: May not be repeated for credit
Lecture: 2 hours per week
Lab: 3 hours per week
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