GEOG2305 Introduction to Geographic Information System

Course Description

This course is designed to introduce students to using Geographic Information System (GIS). A Geographic Information System (GIS) is a computer-based information system used to manage and analyze spatial information. This course introduces students to the theory and techniques of GIS including spatial data capture, management and analysis, and cartographic output. Emphasis is placed on the use of technical analysis and software in order to provide students with skills and a conceptual base on which they can build further expertise in GIS. After completing this course, students will master basic concepts of GIS and hands-on skills with a widely-used GIS software packages.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • 1) Design geospatial technical approaches for problem-solving.
  • Identify geospatial techniques to solve problems with geospatial issues.
  • Present geospatial study findings with oral presentation and written reports.
  • Analyze geospatial data using relevant GIS software.
  • Create maps using GIS software.
  • Explain basic concepts of a map projection.
  • Analyze local and regional features using a topographic map.


Please see eServices for section availability and current pre-req/test score requirements for this course.

3 credits: 3 lectures / presentations, 0 lab, 0 other