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.
**IMPORTANT: The final exam must be written at an approved Exam Centre only. Details will be emailed to you after registering for the course. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 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
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