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Technical Issues in GIS GIST 8100

Geographic Information Systems Course

Course details

This course provides theoretical and practical exposure to fundamental GIS algorithms and spatial information data structures. Students will gain an understanding of the programming logic behind GIS computer applications. Topics covered include raster and vector file formats, data conversion and display, view transformations, line clipping, feature generalization, and polygon operations.

Prerequisite(s)

  • 50% in GIST 7100 and 50% in GIST 7130
  • Course registration is restricted to current students registered in a BCIT GIS program.

Credits

3.0

Cost

$800.99

Course offerings

Winter 2023

Below is one offering of GIST 8100 for the Winter 2023 term.

CRN 76557

Duration

Tue Jan 10 - Tue Mar 28 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 76557
  • $800.99
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 10 - Mar 28 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Credits

3

Cost

$800.99

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. Students must be accepted into the GIS program and completed the prerequisites prior to registration of this course. Students need to receive approval to register for 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

Full

This course offering is full. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student should be able to:

  • Construct software applications using a current industry programming language.
  • Design spatial data file conversion programs in order to read ASCII coordinate data.
  • Generate compressed binary files using a run-length encoding algorithm.
  • Extract image band data from image files.
  • Research and present a GIS technical topic to an advanced level GIS audience.
  • Compare the problems in various GIS issues by listening to presentations by GIS researchers.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2011

Related Programs

Technical Issues in GIS (GIST 8100) 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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