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Undergraduate Course Details
Number GPH 140
Title Introduction to Maps and Geographical Information Systems
Credits 3.0
Distribution DII/Q


This introductory course is designed to provide a working knowledge of maps as a medium of communication and a general overview of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). The cartographic component includes material on map components, history, and use. The GIS component includes historical background, field developments, current trends and future prospects in this rapidly expanding field. Basic methodologies and analytical functions of GIS will be introduced along with additional spatial and geographic concepts including the nature of spatial data, data capture and acquisition, data sources, spatial queries and spatial analysis. Three lecture hours per week. Not open to students who have received credit for GGR150.