Introduces the latest versions of the ArcGIS software family and ArcGIS data models. Students use ArcMap, ArcCatalog and ArcToolbox to create and edit GIS data, and perform mapping, data management and geographic analysis. Successful completion of this course will give you a background in GIS concepts, help you to operate the basic components of ArcGIS software, and assist you in planning and executing a GIS project.
$725.43 - $755.07 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.
**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. 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 should be able to:
Describe the essential components and architecture of commercial vector based GIS software.
Describe topological concepts of a both the Coverage and Geodatabase Vector GIS data models.
Perform the steps for a successful GIS project, from planning to completion.
Construct a GIS database using spatial data in digital formats.
Develop intelligence in spatial data by using GIS software to create topological relationships.
Link spatial and attribute information to enable geographic analysis.
Perform spatial analysis of geographic data, using buffering, spatial overlays and spatial update operations.
Perform tabular analysis of geographic data by creating new attributes, designing selection sets and invoking look-up tables.
Generate cartographic symbology using GIS symbol editor tools.
Design a map which will clearly outline the results of your analysis.
Effective as of Spring/Summer 2009
GIST 7128 is offered as a part of the following programs:
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.
Getting to Know ArcGIS
Michael Law, Amy Collins
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