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GIST 8150 - Capstone Project

Geographic Information Systems Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

Course Details

Each student will undertake a project related to their specific discipline or field of application (e.g., hydrotechnical, geotechnical, transportation, electrical) to guide the project topic. A GIS problem will be identified by the student and approved by the instructor. The student will need to apply the knowledge and skills gained from the previous courses to their specific problem. The student will identify the existing information sources to be used, propose additional data gathering if necessary, and describe the analytical steps to be followed. Once the approach is approved by the instructor, the student will then work on the project tasks to completion, and finish by delivering the expected GIS analytical and output products including: a written report, a voice annotated power point, and as applicable, e.g., database, map products and visualizations.


GIST 7100 and GIST 7160 and GIST 8118 and GIST 8128 and GIST 8140





Fall 2019

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2019 term.

CRN 45297

Fri Sep 13 - Fri Nov 29 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 13 - Nov 29 Online


Gurdeep Singh

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim




  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. This course is for students in the GIS Advanced Certificate program who have completed all of the prerequisites. To receive registration approval, please email your BCIT Student ID to .
  4. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Define a GIS problem applicable to their discipline
  • Develop a solution to the problem using GIS techniques
  • Apply the technical, data modelling, and analytical skills learned in the prerequisite courses to the identified problem
  • Document the solution in writing and orally
  • Deliver the geospatial product(s) developed as part of their GIS application

Effective as of Fall 2016

Related Programs

GIST 8150 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


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