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Pre-Requisites:  CIVL 41 - PC Applications, CIVL 40 - Computer Assisted Drafting and Design II (CAD II)

This course introduces students to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) concepts, applications, and analysis. The course objective creates and manages information pertaining to specific geographic areas within ARC GIS software. Topics include digital mapping, spatial database structure and design issues, sources of information for spatial databases, spatial analysis capabilities, data quality and documentation, and the internet. Additional technological tools are used for information dissemination and analysis (i.e. spreadsheet, database, GIS, SQL, web based mapping browsers, and aerial photographs). These topics are discussed within the context of GIS for urban and regional planning and management. Data for course exercises are obtained from the instructor, web based land information systems, and others as required.