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Develops a foundation for the understanding of the Earth’s physical systems, including the atmosphere, lithosphere, hydrosphere and biosphere and the nature of processes that operate within and between these systems.
The basic elements of Geographic Information Systems are discussed and illustrated with practical experience in a simple yet complete GIS. Students learn the principles of effective mapping and become familiar with the types of problems which GIS can solve.
An introduction to the theoretical and applied aspects of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Students learn about the design and implementation of GIS and gain some experience in the operation of a GIS and the application fo GIS technology to real-world problems.
An introduction to the principles and techniques of interpretation of aerial photographs, satellite images and other remotely sensed data. Students learn how to identify and measure objects, differentiate between cover types and employ aerial photos and satellite images as the basis for map-making.
Intensive coverage of important aspects of GIS use. Emphasizes the organizational and legal context of GIS use, professional issues, communication between different GIS software and project implementation and management.
Examinations of methods used to create maps, charts and other graphics in geographic information systems. Topics include typography, thematic mapping and three-dimensional mapping.