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Fundamentals of Mapping GIST 7108

Geographic Information Systems Course

International Fees

International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

Course details

This introductory course will acquaint GIS students with the fundamental concepts of geomatics and will demonstrate the important relationship between surveying & mapping and GIS. Topics include an introduction to the field of geomatics, a description of the theory associated with basic survey computations, methods for determining horizontal positions and elevations, map projections, accuracy and reliability of spatial data and an introduction to positioning by GPS. The overall objective is to give students an understanding of the origin of the coordinate systems and coordinates used in the field of geomatics.

Prerequisite(s)

  • No prerequisites are required for this course.

Credits

3.0

Domestic fees

$829.82 - $846.61 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Course offerings

Spring/Summer 2024

Below is one offering of GIST 7108 for the Spring/Summer 2024 term.

CRN 58478

Duration

Wed Apr 03 - Wed Jun 19 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 58478
  • Domestic fees $829.82
    International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 03 - Jun 19 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

Scott Netherton

Course outline

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Credits

3

Domestic fees

$829.82

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. International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  4. 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

In Progress

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

Fall 2024

Below is one offering of GIST 7108 for the Fall 2024 term.

CRN 36399

Duration

Thu Sep 12 - Thu Nov 28 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 36399
  • Domestic fees $846.61
    International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 12 - Nov 28 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

Scott Netherton

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Credits

3

Domestic fees

$846.61

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. International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  4. 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

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Differentiate between surveying and mapping.
  • Describe the different branches of geomatics activities.
  • Understand the use of various instruments to make field measurements.
  • Understand the origins and uses of datums and associated coordinate systems.
  • Perform horizontal and vertical position computations.
  • Describe the differences between accuracy, precision and error.
  • List the accuracies associated with field observations.
  • Map types and map scales.
  • Describe the principles of map projections.
  • Describe characteristics and uses of common B.C. and Canadian map projections.
  • Describe the basic theory of GPS.
  • Acquire field data using GPS technology.

Effective as of Fall 2008

Related Programs

Fundamentals of Mapping (GIST 7108) is offered as a part of the following programs:

  • Indicates programs accepting international students.
  • Indicates programs with a co-op option.

School of Construction and the Environment

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

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