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    William Paterson University
   
 
  Oct 19, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergrad Catalog

GEO 2030 Introduction To Geographic Information Sciences and Techniques


The purpose of this course is to expose students to the concepts, methods, and applications involved in Geographic Information Sciences and Techniques, which includes digital Cartography, Aerial Photo Interpretation, Image Processing, Remote Sensing, Computer Mapping, Global Positioning System (GPS), and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Some of the topics that will be covered include spatial data structure, coordinate and projection systems, spatial data collection and integration, data generalization and classification, the functionality of GIS and different Geospatial Techniques, data integration, geographical analysis, and applications on urban, demographic, resource, environment, and social issues. The lectures and lab exercises will provide introductory knowledge, basic skills, and practical experience of GISciences and Techniques needed in research and professional work. This is a technology intensive course.
Credits: 3.0