104 Geographic Information Science and
Spatial Reasoning -
2.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab, 3 units
Prerequisite: Mathematics 96 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Level M50.
Advisory: English 101 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Level R6 and W6.
This course is an introductory survey of Geographic
Information Systems (GIS), including cartography,
remote sensing, spatial analysis, and global
positioning systems (GPS). Emphasis is placed on
the ways in which these technologies are applied
to human and environmental problems. Students
use spatial data to visualize information and
identify spatial patterns and are introduced to map
interpretation, georeferencing, and spatial data
management. This course is designed for students
and professionals who use GIS to better understand
and analyze geographic data in their field. (FT)
AA/AS; CSU; UC.
110 Introduction to Mapping and Geographic
Information Systems - 2.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)
: English 101 or English 105, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Levels R6 and W6. Computer Business Technology 101, 114 and 161, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent.
This course is a practical study of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Emphasis is placed on the use of ArcGIS software to map, analyze, and model geographic information relevant to fields such as forestry, economics, cartography, city planning, and health. Topics include map making, GIS data creation and management, and map projections and coordinate systems. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.