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Geographic Information Systems

GIS 111  Introduction to GIS

This course introduces the hardware and software components of a Geographic Information System and reviews GIS applications. Topics include data structures and basic functions, methods of data capture and sources of data, and the nature and characteristics of spatial data and objects. Upon completion, students should be able to identify GIS hardware components, typical operations, products/applications, and differences between database models and between raster and vector systems. This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a premajor and/or elective course requirement.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 2

Semester Hours Credit: 3

Prerequisite: ENG 090, RED 090 or DRE 098, MAT 070 or DMA 010, 020, 030, 040, 050, or satisfactory score on placement test; instructor consent (

Corequisites: None

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