INFS4630-A Intro To Geographic Info Syst (Spring 2021)
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Course Details

Session, Dates: 5 (03/08/2021 - 04/30/2021)
Days: R
Time: 06:00 - 10:00 pm
Location: Moon Campus
Room: Wheatley Center 119
Seats Available: No Seats 0 Waiting
Credits: 3

Course Description

INFS 4630 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems provides the students with an overview of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and their use. The strength of GIS is its spatial modeling capability built upon database functionalities combined with an interactive graphical user interface. The course introduces GIS from its roots in computer cartography, and covers the issues of numerical representations, data structures, and file formats in handling and presenting map information, leading to the use of geospatial databases and spatial analysis as well. The technologies used in making digital maps will be discussed, along with the critical reasoning about design and implementation issues in GIS. The students will get a glimpse of the wide range of GIS applications. The course is conducted primarily by lectures, with discussion. There will be substantial lab and project work to get the hands-on experience in GIS applications

Prerequisite: STAT2110

About the Instructor(s)

Peter Y. Wu, Ph.D.
Department Head, Computer and Information Systems
Computer and Information Systems

Professor of Computer and Information Systems
Computer and Information Systems
412-397-6458 phone
412-397-6469 fax
Wheatley Center 320