Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

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Course Code: 
EIA 612
Course Credit Units: 
Semester 1
Year of Study: 
Year 1
Undergraduate or Graduate Level: 
Graduate Level
Course Discipline: 
Course Description & Objectives: 

GIs offers basic principles, knowledge and skills required to understand, manage and handle spatial data. The course will be focused on the applications of GIS in Environment and Natural Resources management.

Learning Outcomes: 

By the end of the course students should be able to:

  • Explain the basic components of GIS
  • Describe the basic characteristics and representation of some of the different data types and products required for GIS applications for Environment and Natural Resources Management
  • Relate functions of GIS to other Information systems
  • Classify different types of GIS
  • Explain major steps of data flow in a GIS
  • Explain the basics of databases and database management systems


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