ENV 220 - Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

3 credits (PREREQUISITES: CAP 110)

Students in this course will explore the concepts of geography including natural features, population distribution and cultural aspects. Concepts will be discussed using a global focus. Geographic patterns will be examined by introducing students to the theory and applications of GIS software. GIS facilitates the organization and analysis of spatial data for research and for resource management. Topics include geographical data input, storage, manipulation, maintenance, analysis and retrieval. Students will have the opportunity to experiment with existing natural resource databases using GIS applications to produce spatial distribution maps of selected natural resources. (Sp)