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GEO 1212 Geospatial Data Acquisition & Management

This course addresses the interpretation and understanding of a variety of data formats available in GIS. Introduces the fundamental concepts of primary GIS data creation and discusses quantitative techniques for collection, classification, and management of geographical data. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Division: Liberal Arts, Communication and Social Sciences
Department: Geography
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: No

Prereqs: GEO 1107 


  • Demonstrate an ability to collect, create, and process spatial data within a variety of environments.
  • Describe the concepts and applications of remote sensing, GPS, and affiliated data capture technologies.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamentals of GIS data storage and interoperability.
  • Describe the collection of field data, digital conversion of existing hardcopy maps, and the construction of spatial data from known locations.

Credit Hours: 3

Classroom Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2