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Management Issues in GIS GIST 8110

Geographic Information Systems Course

International Fees

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

Course details

Use of project management and systems design engineering techniques to identify, document, analyze, and meet user needs for GIS. A strong emphasis is placed upon working with other students as a multidisciplinary team; each team will move progressively through a typical GIS implementation and management process for an organization. Case studies are examined for the insight they can provide in GIS management.

Prerequisite(s)

  • Completion of GIS technical core courses. Course registration is restricted to current students registered in a BCIT GIS program.

Credits

3.0

Domestic fees

$829.82

Course offerings

Spring/Summer 2024

Below is one offering of GIST 8110 for the Spring/Summer 2024 term.

CRN 60426

Duration

Thu Apr 04 - Thu Jun 20 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 60426
  • Domestic fees $829.82
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 04 - Jun 20 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

Gurdeep Singh

Course outline

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Credits

3

Domestic fees

$829.82

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  4. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  5. Students must be accepted into the GIS program and completed the prerequisites prior to registration of this course. To receive approval, please email your BCIT Student ID to gis@bcit.ca. 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 back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • List the classic mistakes of RAD software development.
  • Describe how organizations develop a strategy for implementing GIS.
  • Identify motivating factors for adopting GIS.
  • Develop a list of benefits for a GIS business case.
  • Describe how organizations plan and execute a GIS implementation project.
  • Define the scope of a GIS project.
  • Develop a GIS implementation plan.
  • Acquire cost estimates for GIS infrastructure, facilities, development and staff.
  • Define GIS team structures.
  • Develop a GIS Enterprise architecture.
  • Identify project risks.
  • Explain the typical pitfalls of implementing a GIS.
  • Describe how organizations maintain a GIS facility.
  • Determine the structure and location of the enterprise GIS support system.
  • Identify maintenance procedures for an enterprise GIS.

Effective as of Winter 2012

Related Programs

Management Issues in GIS (GIST 8110) 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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