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

GEO 4030 Geographic Information Systems


The purpose of this course is to expose students to the concepts, methods, and applications involved in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). It combines an overview of the principles of GIS and practical experiences in the analytical use of spatial information. Some of the topics that will be covered include the components and functionality of GIS, GIS data structure, location and coordinate Systems, spatial data collection and integration, management and measurement of spatial data, single and multiple-layer operations, spatial correlation analysis, geographical analysis, and applications on urban, demographic, resource, environment, and social issues. During the semester, students will gain advanced knowledge and skills with GIS needed in their research and professional work. Prerequisite(s): GEO 4010  
Credits: 3.0