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GIS Computing and the Internet GIST 7130

Geographic Information Systems Course

Course details

Focuses on developing skills for solving the diverse problems of the latest GIS computer systems. Students will examine operating systems, explore GIS web client-server relationships, write utility programs and simple GIS web server applications.


  • Previous programming experience required OR GIST 7010 must be taken concurrently.





Course offerings

Fall 2023

Below is one offering of GIST 7130 for the Fall 2023 term.

CRN 39111


Wed Sep 13 - Tue Dec 05 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 39111
  • $817.82
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 13 - Dec 05 N/A N/A Online

Rob Hewlett

Course outline






Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
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In Progress and Full

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student should be able to:

  • Use and compare the UNIX and Windows operating systems.
  • Write simple HTML and JavaScript web pages.
  • Create HTML forms and associated web server script programs.
  • Create forms and scripts to deliver maps to web clients.
  • Describe the typical client/server relationship.
  • Compare GIS web client and web server designs.

Effective as of Fall 2005

Related Programs

GIS Computing and the Internet (GIST 7130) 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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