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GIS3043/5107C Fall 2011 1 Foundations of Geographic Information Systems Geographic Information Systems in Research GIS 3043/5107C – Fall 2011 General Information Instructors: Nick Campiz Mario Mighty Michala Jones Office TUR 2119C TUR 2119C TUR 2323 Email Phone 392-0494 392-0494 392-0494 Office Hours Monday 11am-1pm Mon 1-3 pm Wed 3-5 pm All Office Hours will be held in Turlington 3018 Meetings: Course GIS 3043 GIS 5107C Section 2301 7225 7077 0101 8347 Lecture Meeting Mon, Periods 8-9 (3:00pm - 4:55pm) FLG 0230, Nick Campiz Lab Meeting (TUR 3018) Wed, Periods 2-3 (8:30am - 10:25am) Wed, Periods 4-5 (10:40am - 12:35pm) Thur, Periods 6-7 (12:50pm - 2:45pm) Thur, Periods 2- 3 (8:30am - 10:25am) Thur, Periods 4-5 (10:40am – 12:35pm) Lab Instructor Michala Jones Michala Jones Nick Campiz Mario Mighty Important Dates to Remember: Midterm Exam: Monday, October 17, 2011 Project Proposals Due: Friday, November 11, 2011 at 5:00 pm Quizzes : September 26 & November 14, 2011 Final Project Presentations : December 5, 2011 (lecture hours); Dec. 7, 2011 (lab hours) No final examination Resources: ArcGIS Desktop 10 Help: Textbooks (optional, not required and we don‟t order the texts) GIS Fundamentals: A first text on Geographic Information Systems ” by Paul Bolstad. 3 rd or later version (The book website: ). “Introduction to Geographic Information Systems” By Kang-tsung Chang, 3 rd or later version (you can order the e-Book at for savings).
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GIS3043/5107C Fall 2011 2 Course website and Lab manual: Description Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are very powerful theoretical and computing tools used to accumulate, store, manipulate, display, and analyze spatial data. GIS is recognized as a “decision support system involving the integration of spatially referenced data in a problem-solving environment”. GIS are often employed as decision support tools in various governmental applications such as environment management, public health, public safety, public works, zoning, tax collection, education and so on. Geographic location is a key feature of 80-90% of all government data. The US Department of Labor identified Geo-technology as one of the three most important emerging and evolving fields only second to Nano-technology. This course is designed for students with no prior Geographic Information Systems experience. It involves both a weekly theoretical lecture and a computer lab session where hands-on experience using GIS software allows you to reinforce knowledge gained during the lecture. Lab exercises are a major part of the course and provide the opportunity for students to acquaint themselves with the many practical issues related to using GIS as a research tool. Many of the topics of the course
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