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GIST 8128 - ArcGIS 2: Data Management and Analysis

Geographic Information Systems Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

Course Details

GIST 8128 gives an introduction to the more advanced aspects of GIS software using Esri Desktop GIS software. Topics include map projections, advanced editing, data conversion, image display, customization, 3D geographic data, proximity and adjacency analysis, scripting and models, geocoding, routes, networks and cartography. Previous programming experience is recommended.


GIST 7128



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Learning Outcomes

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

  • Apply coordinate transformations and projection and datum changes to spatial data.
  • Investigate advanced Data Storage and Editing in a GIS Data Model.
  • Create, visualize and analyze three dimensional Geographic data.
  • Create simple customizations of GIS Desktop software.
  • Write simple Python scripts.
  • Import and export spatial and non-spatial data to/from GIS data formats.
  • Implement standard data conversion procedures.
  • Display raster images in GIS Desktop software.
  • Perform GIS proximity and adjacency analysis.
  • Solve advanced GIS analysis problems using Models and scripting.
  • Perform Geocoding, Utility Network Analysis and Linear Referencing.
  • Perform Transportation Network Analysis.

Effective as of Fall 2018

Related Programs

GIST 8128 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

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


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