This course provides the foundation for GIS students to approach programming problems in an intuitive, realistic and logical fashion. Students use the latest Java IDEs to develop programs that manipulate GIS data and implement GIS concepts. This course covers such additional topics as arrays, complex data structures and file output.
**IMPORTANT: The final exam must be written at an approved Exam Centre only. See "How do I write my GIS online final exams?" at https://www.bcit.ca/construction/gisresources/faq/studentspt.shtml. Prepares students for GIS programming for macros, utility programs, databases, data conversion, and application development. Prerequisite: This course is for students with no programming experience, but must have the ability to effectively manage files and directories under Windows. For more information about online courses at BCIT, please visit: https://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.
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Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:
Create form and console applications using an Interactive Development Environment (IDE).
Use both simple and complex variables to store and retrieve GIS related data.
Implement decision control structures.
Implement looping control structure to solve both iterative and non-iterative problems.
Implement file IO with GIS data.
Demonstrate the use of common classes and controls.
Develop solutions using the programming problem solving process.
Effective as of Spring/Summer 2011
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