GEOG-211 - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

Minimum Credits: 3 Length: 90 hours Prerequisites: GEOG 101 must be taken previously or concurrently. Delivery Method: On-campus Cost: $365.28 Lab Fees: $83.73 Total: $449.01 Course Outline: https://sps.cotr.bc.ca/Outlines/Course Outlines/GEOG211.pdf

This course will introduce concepts in geographical information science (GIS) and remote sensing. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is an applied field encompassing the acquisition, storage, processing, analysis and presentation of spatial information. GIS has become an essential tool for spatially informed decision making in government, academic and private sectors. Course lectures will cover underlying theory, concepts and applications of GIS, remote sensing of the Earth’s surface, aerial photography, photogrammetry and visual image interpretation. Lab sessions will apply lecture theory through hands-on experience with industry standard GIS software (QGIS), aerial photography interpretation, and image assessment.