British Columbia Institute of


GIST 8109 - Geospatial Systems Management

Geographic Information Systems Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

Course Details

This course examines the fundamentals of geospatial systems management. Topics include hardware, software, networking, web configurations, security, enterprise systems, systems development and maintenance.


GIST 7130



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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Identify critical hardware components in a computer system.
  • Report on operating system capacities and performance.
  • Recommend network technology based on given criteria.
  • Differentiate between the Internet and Intranets and Extranets.
  • Identify IT security risks.
  • Understand the role of GIS in enterprise systems.
  • Define steps in the systems development life cycle.
  • Participate in collaborative project work implementing enterprise-grade GIS infrastructure.

Effective as of Winter 2019

Related Programs

GIST 8109 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

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


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