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Last approved: Fri, 11 Nov 2016 09:01:28 GMT

Last edit: Wed, 26 Oct 2016 14:07:51 GMT

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Change Type
Minor
GIS (Geographic Information Systems)
530
031408
Dual-Level Course
No
Cross-listed Course
No
Spatial Data Foundations
Spatial Data Foundations
College of Natural Resources
Parks, Recr & Tourism Mgmt (15PRT)
Term Offering
Fall and Spring
Offered Every Year
Fall 2017
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery


Grading Method
Graded/Audit
3
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture3.0
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Course Is Repeatable for Credit
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Stacy Supak
Teaching Assistant Professor
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Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Prerequisite: GIS 510 or PA 541 or SSC 440
Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
Yes
SIS Program CodeProgram TitleRequired or Elective?
15GISMRMaster of Geospatial Information Science and TechnologyRequired
15GISFORMRMaster of Geospatial Information Science and TechnologyRequired
15GISCTGGraduate Certificate in Geographic Information SystemsElective
04GISGMGraduate Minor in Geographic Information SystemsElective
This course focuses on geospatial information systems from a mathematical and information science perspective. We discuss theoretical frameworks for conceptualizing geographic data, including levels of measurement, data control, and the vector data and raster data paradigms. Then we discuss the geometric underpinnings of geospatial systems: representing data with geographic elements, spatial referencing systems, and projection. Next, we explore map-related topology and computational geometry concepts. Finally, we survey the algorithms for core spatial manipulations, such as interpolation and polygon operations.

Name and catalog description have been updated to be more inline with the content of the current course and better represent current trends in GIS education.


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The GIS program has been re-evaluating several course titles and catalog descriptions to update them based on best practices and to be more inline with the content of the courses. Titles and descriptions have not been updated since the courses were established nearly 7 years ago.
mlnosbis (Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:38:13 GMT): This is a minor action updating the title and course description to match current course content. There are no major revisions proposed.
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