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GIST 8110 - Management Issues in GIS

Geographic Information Systems Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

Course Details

Use of project management and systems design engineering techniques to identify, document, analyze, and meet user needs for GIS. A strong emphasis is placed upon working with other students as a multidisciplinary team; each team will move progressively through a typical GIS implementation and management process for an organization. Case studies are examined for the insight they can provide in GIS management.

Prerequisite(s)

Completion of GIS technical core courses.

Credits

3.0

Cost

$725.43

Spring/Summer 2018

Below is one offering of this course for the Spring/Summer 2018 term.

CRN 60426

Thu Apr 12 - Thu Jun 28 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 12 - Jun 28 Online

Instructor

Gurdeep Singh

Course Outline

Cost

$725.43

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. **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. Students must be accepted into the GIS program and completed the prerequisites prior to registration of this course. To receive approval, please email your BCIT Student ID to gis@bcit.ca. 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.
  4. 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.

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Learning Outcomes

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

  • List the classic mistakes of RAD software development.
  • Describe how organizations develop a strategy for implementing GIS.
  • Identify motivating factors for adopting GIS.
  • Develop a list of benefits for a GIS business case.
  • Describe how organizations plan and execute a GIS implementation project.
  • Define the scope of a GIS project.
  • Develop a GIS implementation plan.
  • Acquire cost estimates for GIS infrastructure, facilities, development and staff.
  • Define GIS team structures.
  • Develop a GIS Enterprise architecture.
  • Identify project risks.
  • Explain the typical pitfalls of implementing a GIS.
  • Describe how organizations maintain a GIS facility.
  • Determine the structure and location of the enterprise GIS support system.
  • Identify maintenance procedures for an enterprise GIS.

Effective as of Winter 2012

Related Programs

GIST 8110 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

Books & Supplies

The BCIT bookstore carries textbooks, general reference books, software, and stationery. Please visit bcit.ca/bookstore for more information.

Spring/Summer 2018

Books for Spring/Summer 2018 offerings of this course are available in the following BCIT online bookstores. Please choose the bookstore appropriate for the offering you are considering.

BCIT Distance & Online Learning Bookstore

If you are taking this course through either Distance Education or Online Learning, please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Distance & Online Learning Bookstore.

Thinking About GIS: Geographic Information System Planning for Managers, Fifth edition
Author Roger Tomlinson
Publisher Esri Press
Copyright 2013
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-1-58948-348-4
Price $59.95
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