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Course details

Students will undertake a major independent project in a selected area of GIS technology, in consultation with industry/academic sponsors and faculty advisors. You will solve GIS technical problems, demonstrate thorough knowledge of your project topic, and present your GIS project results by writing a technical report and making an oral presentation to GIS industry standards.


  • 50% in GIST 7120 or 50% in GIST 7122
  • Course registration is restricted to current students registered in a BCIT GIS program.



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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student should be able to:

  • Apply independent problem solving skills.
  • Acquire new technical skills while solving GIS technical problems.
  • Formulate a methodical approach to finding new information by using technical documentation, Internet resources, and peer consulting.
  • Apply resources, data and personal organization techniques to manage a project.
  • Use project logs, project milestones and project management software so you can stay on schedule and adapt to unexpected changes.
  • Complete your proposed project and produce the stated deliverables for the project sponsor.

Effective as of Fall 2005

Related Programs

GIS Project (GIST 8125) 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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