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Montgomery College    
  Feb 25, 2018
Montgomery College 2017-2018 Catalog
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GEOG 260 - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

(R only) CE

Geographic information systems (GIS) integrates the application of spatial data handling procedures with the study of geographic problems. The course utilizes computer software designed for the study of environmental problems based upon data compiled from maps and remote sensing imagery. This course will serve as a basic introduction to the concepts and techniques of GIS. The problems used for study in this course are selected to provide real-world examples suitable for solution through the use of GIS. PREREQUISITE(S): GEOG 240  or consent of program coordinator. Two hours lecture, two hours laboratory each week. Formerly GE 261.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding how GIS operates as hardware and software.
  • Apply GIS as a tool for problem-solving.
  • Utilize their GIS skills to create useable map products.
  • Display, analyze, and change spatial data, query data bases, and design maps for presentations.
  • Describe how GIS is used to manage spatial data.

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