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ArcGIS 2: Data Management and Analysis GIST 8128

Geographic Information Systems Course

Course details

GIST 8128 gives an introduction to the more advanced aspects of GIS software using Esri Desktop GIS software. Topics include map projections, advanced editing, data conversion, image display, customization, 3D geographic data, proximity and adjacency analysis, scripting and models, geocoding, routes, networks and cartography. Previous programming experience is recommended.


  • 50% in GIST 7128
  • Course registration is restricted to current students registered in a BCIT GIS program.





Course offerings

Winter 2023

Below is one offering of GIST 8128 for the Winter 2023 term.

CRN 71725


Fri Jan 13 - Fri Mar 31 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 71725
  • $800.99
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 13 - Mar 31 N/A N/A Online

Kim Hopkins

Course outline






Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  4. Students must be accepted into the GIS program and completed the prerequisites prior to registration of this course. Students need to receive approval to register for this course. To receive approval, please email your BCIT Student ID to For more information about online courses at BCIT, please visit: Students must check your e-mail account for start-up instructions sent upon registration of this course. To be successful in our online courses, plan to spend 4-6 hours per course each week on your studies, starting Week 1. Our courses are highly interactive with participation requirements weekly. Most online courses require a textbook. You can search for your course textbook at : If no textbook is listed, course material will be provided via e-mail.

In Progress

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Apply coordinate transformations and projection and datum changes to spatial data.
  • Investigate advanced Data Storage and Editing in a GIS Data Model.
  • Create, visualize and analyze three dimensional Geographic data.
  • Create simple customizations of GIS Desktop software.
  • Write simple Python scripts.
  • Import and export spatial and non-spatial data to/from GIS data formats.
  • Implement standard data conversion procedures.
  • Display raster images in GIS Desktop software.
  • Perform GIS proximity and adjacency analysis.
  • Solve advanced GIS analysis problems using Models and scripting.
  • Perform Geocoding, Utility Network Analysis and Linear Referencing.
  • Perform Transportation Network Analysis.

Effective as of Fall 2018

Related Programs

ArcGIS 2: Data Management and Analysis (GIST 8128) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Geographic Information Systems
    Advanced Certificate Part-time
  2. Geographic Information Systems
    Advanced Diploma Full-time
  3. Geographic Information Systems
    Advanced Diploma Part-time
  4. Geographic Information Systems
    Bachelor of Technology Full-time/Part-time


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