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ENVI.3010 GIS in Earth and Environmental Sciences (Formerly 87.301)

Id: 037132 Credits Min: 3 Credits Max: 3


This course introduces earth and environmental science students to applications of geographic information systems, emphasizing hands-on field experience in collecting spatial location data and in mapping environmental data using GIS software. Covers fundamentals of: geodesy; spherical and plane coordinate systems; spatial data concepts, including error, accuracy, and precision; location measurement technologies including GPS: vector and raster GIS data structures and file types, basic GIS operations, including georeferencing of raster files and editing of vector files; assembly of field data over a base map; analysis of spatial relationships using GIS tools; symbology and methods of map presentation.

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