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.
$739.95 - $771.40 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.
**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.
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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
GIST 7100 is offered as a part of the following programs:
Essentials Of Gis (By Campbell & Shim) (Access Card Only)
BCIT Burnaby Bookstore
If you are taking this course, but are not taking it through either Distance
Education or Online Learning, nor at the BCIT Downtown Campus (DTC), please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Burnaby Bookstore.
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