GIS1060

Introduction to GIS with ArcGIS

Course Code: GIS1060

Credit Hours: 3

Effective beginning: Fall 2020

 

Course Description:
This course teaches how to implement geographic information systems (GIS) by utilizing ESRI's (environmental systems research institute) current arcGIS software. Curriculum focuses on GIS software and procedures by viewing, analyzing, and producing maps based on various geographic/spatial data including location area information.

Course Details

Instructors:

TBD

 

Required textbooks/ course materials:

Getting to Know ArcGIS Desktop, 5th Edition for ArcGIS 10 published by ESRI (includes download & access to a 180 Day ESRI ArcGIS Software version thru book) ESRI Press, Redlands, CA.  ISBN: 9781589485105

 

Assignment/course outline:

The following topics will be covered in this course at the discretion of the instructor:

  • Basic terminology used in the geographic information process
  • Compare maps using geographic information system software from numerous data sources
  • Formulate and analyze geographic information to determine trends
  • Evaluate geocoding methods with addresses to place locations on a map and connect to information
  • Synthesize sources of geographic information from national, local, state, and private sources
  • Formulate the use of technology to organize, acquire, and convey information to present information on maps and in reports
  • Propose geographic information system concepts

 

Discipline-level learning outcomes:

Program Learning Outcome:  Understand and apply geographic information systems.

 

Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods

Synthesize the basic terminology used in the geographic information process.

Compare maps using geographic information system software from numerous data sources

Formulate and analyze geographic information to determine trends

Evaluate geocoding methods with addresses to place locations on a map and connect to information

Synthesize sources of geographic information from national, local, state, and private sources

Formulate the use of technology to organize, acquire, and convey information to present information on maps and in reports

Propose geographic information system concepts

Understand and apply GIS.

Understand and apply GIS.

Understand and apply GIS.

Understand and apply GIS.

Understand and apply GIS.

Understand and apply GIS.

Understand and apply GIS

Homework, Tests, Quizzes

 

 

  • Attend and participate in class regularly.
  • Read all assigned material before class.
  • Study in-class notes and online (Canvas) materials.
  • Complete assigned projects in a timely manner to enable reflections and revisions on the final product.
  • Participate in discussions.
  • Demonstrate your mastery of the required skills on quizzes, exams, etc.
  • Complete all assignments with promptness and accuracy.
  • All written documents as well as online assignments must be completed using correct grammar, spelling, and structure.

 

The grading breakdown is subject to change at the discretion of the instructor.

  • Quizzes, up to 40%
  • Test (includes midterm and final), up to 60%
  • Assignments, Projects and/or Labs, up to 40%
  • Participation, up to 20%

Please see your first day handout for individual instructor grading schemes.

 

Academic Honesty: Do not attempt to get assistance on exams from any other individual; or to complete assignments or gain answers for quiz questions or assignments dishonestly. Please refer to the Chipola College Catalog and the Chipola College Student Handbook for information on the Academic Honor Code and the Academic Honor Code – Consequences. Academic dishonesty includes but is not limited to plagiarism, cheating, and misrepresentation on assignments, quizzes and/or exams.

 

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