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2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ANT 521 - Geographic Information Systems l

Students will build an understanding of the fundamentals of a GIS through lecture, readings, and computer activities.  Students will learn to use a specific GIS software system, ArcGIS, and to define and complete a simple GIS project using existing data.  This computer-intensive course includes a detailed discussion and related computer activities on the following topics: basic geography and map concepts, what a GIS is, data sources, data quality, databases, data classification, vector and raster data, spatial analysis, project management, cartographic communication, projections, datums, coordinates, and ethics.

Prerequisites & Notes

Credits: 3