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Fundamentals of GIS GIST 7100

Geographic Information Systems Part-time Studies Course

Course details

This course provides an overview of the theory, concepts and related disciplines of GIS. Topics include fundamental terminology and technologies associated with GIS, practical examples of GIS applications, raster and vector spatial data representations, the data modelling process, concepts of file and database systems, methods of data collection, extraction, translation and loading; spatial analysis and geoprocessing, data quality, spatial data management, and organizational issues.

Prerequisite(s)

  • No prerequisites are required for this course.

Credits

3.0

Cost

$800.99

Course offerings

Fall 2022

Below are two offerings of GIST 7100 for the Fall 2022 term.

CRN 48350

Duration

Thu Sep 15 - Thu Dec 01 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 48350
  • $800.99
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 15 - Dec 01 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

Christopher Wright

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Credits

3

Cost

$800.99

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  3. **IMPORTANT: The final exam must be written at an approved Exam Centre only. Details will be emailed to you after registering for the course. For more information about online courses at BCIT, please visit: www.bcit.ca/distance/foryou.shtml. Students must check your my.bcit.ca 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 of our online learning courses require a textbook. You can search for your course textbook at : www.bcitbookstore.ca/distance/ If no textbook is listed, course material will be provided via e-mail.
Status

CRN 32295

Duration

Wed Sep 14 - Wed Nov 30 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 32295
  • $800.99
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 14 - Nov 30 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

Gurdeep Singh

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Credits

3

Cost

$800.99

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  3. **IMPORTANT: The final exam must be written at an approved Exam Centre only. Details will be emailed to you after registering for the course. For more information about online courses at BCIT, please visit: www.bcit.ca/distance/foryou.shtml Students must check your my.bcit.ca 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 of our online learning courses require a textbook. You can search for your course textbook at : www.bcitbookstore.ca/distance/ If no textbook is listed, course material will be provided via e-mail.
Status

Full

This course offering is full. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the fundamental concepts and characteristics of GIS.
  • Compare representations and uses of spatial data.
  • Describe the data modelling process.
  • Describe file and database systems.
  • Describe architectures of GIS software.
  • Discuss data acquisition, conversion and integration issues.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2011

Related Programs

Fundamentals of GIS (GIST 7100) 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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