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GIST 7100 - Fundamentals of GIS

Geographic Information Systems Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

BCIT is planning for a substantial return to on-campus activity for the Winter 2022 term as informed by BC Provincial Health Officer guidelines. Refer to each course listing for details.

Course Details

This course provides an overview of the theory, concepts and related disciplines of GIS. Topics include fundamental terminology and technologies associated with GIS, practical examples of GIS applications, raster and vector spatial data representations, the data modelling process, concepts of file and database systems, methods of data collection, extraction, translation and loading; spatial analysis and geoprocessing, data quality, spatial data management, and organizational issues.

Credits

3.0

Cost

$785.22

Winter 2022

Below are two offerings of this course for the Winter 2022 term.

CRN 80135

Wed Jan 12 - Wed Mar 30 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 12 - Mar 30 Online

Instructor

Christopher Wright

Course Outline

Cost

$785.22

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. **IMPORTANT: The final exam must be written at an approved Exam Centre only. Details will be emailed to you after registering for the course. 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.
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

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

In Progress and Full

CRN 88617

Thu Jan 13 - Thu Mar 31 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 13 - Mar 31 Online

Instructor

Karl Kliparchuk

Course Outline

Cost

$785.22

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. **IMPORTANT: The final exam must be written at an approved Exam Centre only. Details will be emailed to you after registering for the course. 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 the Learning Hub or e-mail.
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

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

In Progress

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the fundamental concepts and characteristics of GIS.
  • Compare representations and uses of spatial data.
  • Describe the data modelling process.
  • Describe file and database systems.
  • Describe architectures of GIS software.
  • Discuss data acquisition, conversion and integration issues.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2011

Related Programs

GIST 7100 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Geographic Information Systems
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Advanced Certificate
  2. Geographic Information Systems
    Full-time   Advanced Diploma
  3. Geographic Information Systems
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Advanced Diploma
  4. Geographic Information Systems
    Full-time/Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Bachelor of Technology

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