Geospatial Technology Courses

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Acceptable for credit: California State University

C-ID GEOG 155

This course examines the theory behind Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and Remote Sensing and their application to spatial data. This course is designed to take an interdisciplin-ary approach to GIS and demonstrate its capability for analysis and decision making in diverse industries and academic disciplines. Students have the opportunity to use the most current desktop software and online applications to find solutions and develop methods to solve problems using spatial data.

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Acceptable for credit: California State University

This course provides students the opportunity to experience collecting field data with a location service application and incorporating that data in a mobile GIS. The use of (GPS) in conjunction with Mobile GIS software is emphasized.

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Acceptable for credit: California State University

This course provides a detailed examination of spatial information systems and a survey of quantitative techniques applicable to spatial data. This course focuses on the functionality of GIS as an effective tool for modeling and analyzing complex spatial relationships. Quantitative methods are stud-ied to include measures of central tendency, dispersion, and density. These methods are presented using empirical data.

Prerequisite: PMGT 16A

Advisory: GIST 16A

Applicable for credit: California State University

This course provides a comprehensive study of GIS applicable cartography including cartographic principles, data acquisition methods used in map production, and methods of base map development. This course covers the history, principles of cartography map projections, map scale, types of thematic maps and map accuracy. Techniques used in GIS base map development are introduced using hands-on exercises. This course includes the production of professional quality maps and hands-on work in computer assisted mapping projects.

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Advisory: GIST 16A

Acceptable for credit: California State University

This course examines the principles of database management and design including conversion fundamentals, modeling techniques and strategic planning. The needs, alternatives and pitfalls of database development and conversion are discussed. Various types of data applicable to GIS and their hardware and software requirements are explored along with appropriate methodology for developing a conversion plan and data quality assurance. This course includes hands-on practical exercises in database management skills.

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Acceptable for credit: California State University

This course introduces the concepts of remote sensing. This includes the history and current techniques for remote sensing, the use of imagery to assess and classify land changes over time, and conduct analysis using current remote sensing software.

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Acceptable for credit: California State University

This course focuses on GIS programming for the web and the use of Python programming. Students have the opportunity to apply the principles of web-based programming for GIS applications. The course also explores how Python programming adds functionality to GIS mapping software.

Last Updated 6/17/20