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Geographic Information Systems Courses Offered @ TNCC

Course Description and Pre-requisites
GIS 101 Introduction to Geospatial Technology I
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ITE 115 or ITE 119 or department approval. Provides an introduction to the concepts of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Global Positioning Systems, (GPS) and remote sension components of Geospatial Technology. Teaches the introductory concepts of geographic location and problem solving by using GIS and GPS units in demonstrating solutions to cross-curricular applications of the technology. Part I of II. Basic Computer Literacy required. Lecture 3 hours per week.
GIS 102 Introduction to Geospatial Technology II
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): GIS 101. Continues with the concepts of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and remote sensing components of Geospatial Technology. Covers additional concepts of geographic location and problem solving by using GIS and GPS units in demonstrating solutions to cross-curricular applications of the technology. Part II of II. Basic Computer Literacy required. Lecture 3 hours per week.
GIS 200 Geographical Information Systems I
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ITE 115 or ITE 119 or departmental approval. Provides hands-on introduction to a dynamic desktop GIS (Geographic Information System). Introduces the components of a desktop GIS and their functionality. Emphasizes manipulation of data for the purpose of analysis, presentation, and decision-making. Lecture 3 hours + lab 2 hours = total 5 hours per week.
GIS 201 Geographical Information Systems II
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): GIS 200. Provides a continuation of GIS 200, with emphasis on advanced topics in problem solving, decision-making, modeling, programming, and data management. Covers map projections and data formats, and methods for solving the problems they create. Lecture 2 hours + laboratory 2 hours = total 5 hours per week.
GIS 205 GIS 3-Dimensional Analysis
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): GIS 201. Introduces GIS 3D (three-dimensional) concepts and practices with a concentration on displaying, creating and analyzing spatial GIS data using 3D. Covers 3D shape files, 3D data formats such s Tins, DEMs, grids and controlling the perspective and scale of 3D data through rotating, panning and zooming. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
GIS 210 Understanding Geographic Data
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): GIS 201. Provides the student an introduction to geographic data and the principles behind their construction. Introduces the concepts for measuring locations and characteristics of entities in the real world. Exposes the student to the limitations and common characteristics of geographic data. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
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