GIS Fundamentals

Course Description

This course introduces geographic information systems to Geomatics and natural resources students. The course aims at providing both theoretical background and diversified practical skills needed in many applications. Students learn basic GIS data modeling and managing concepts, spatial references, and analysis tools. Real world case studies involving data modeling, overlay analysis, and surface modeling are presented.

Course Objectives

At the end of this course, each student will be able to:

  • Identify the concept of geographic information systems and data sources
  • Utilize different national and international spatial reference systems and perform spatial reference transformation
  • Model spatial and non-spatial data in relational and object-relational databases.
  • Apply vector and raster data analysis and solve spatial problems using vector analysis tools
  • Implement ArcGIS software in analyzing GIS data
  • Develop problem solving skills in a spatial context