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Geospatial Systems Management GIST 8109

Geographic Information Systems Course

Course details

This course examines the fundamentals of geospatial systems management. Topics include hardware, software, networking, web configurations, security, enterprise systems, systems development and maintenance.


  • 50% in GIST 7130
  • Course registration is restricted to current students registered in a BCIT GIS program.



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Learning Outcomes

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

  • Identify critical hardware components in a computer system.
  • Report on operating system capacities and performance.
  • Recommend network technology based on given criteria.
  • Differentiate between the Internet and Intranets and Extranets.
  • Identify IT security risks.
  • Understand the role of GIS in enterprise systems.
  • Define steps in the systems development life cycle.
  • Participate in collaborative project work implementing enterprise-grade GIS infrastructure.

Effective as of Winter 2019

Related Programs

Geospatial Systems Management (GIST 8109) is offered as a part of the following programs:

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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