Feb 26, 2020  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2019-20 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2019-20
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GEOG 2680 - Introduction to GIS and Mapping Sciences

Introduction to core concepts of spatial thinking and geospatial data collection, management, querying, mapping, and analysis. Overview of application of these core concepts in the mapping sciences of GIS, remote sensing, and cartography. Practical training in the use of geographic information systems (GISs) and related geospatial technologies such as GPS, geobrowsers and spreadsheets.

Credit Hours: 4
General Education Code: 2AS
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture, 2.0 laboratory
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Learning Outcomes:
  • Apply GIS software for decision making and geovisualization.
  • Describe the basic principles of spatial data modeling and analysis with both vector and raster data.
  • Describe the scope of the mapping sciences and GIS technologies and their use in society.
  • Explain the basic principles of gathering and using navigational data, including use of both compass and GPS.
  • Identify and apply the basic principles of data classification, symbolization, and map design and layout.
  • Identify the basic principles of geographic information science, including: data types, sources and formats; geodesy and map projections; scale and resolution; spatial database querying; and map overlays.

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