Geographic Information Science and Spatial Reasoning
(GEOG 104) (A General Education [GE] Course) Fall 2013
Instructors: Dr. Ming-Hsiang (Ming) Tsou, firstname.lastname@example.org (Fall 2013)
Lectures: Tues. Thurs 11:00am - 12:15 pm, Physics-148
Lab: Web-based GIS exercises: http://map.sdsu.edu/geog104/lab.htm
This course will introduce fundamental concepts of geographic information science (GIScience), including geographic information systems (GIS), global positioning systems (GPS), cartography, remote sensing, and spatial statistics. Advanced geospatial application tools, such as Google Earth, Google Map, iPhone Applications, and web mapping services will be used to demonstrate these concepts. Students will learn how to use these geospatial technologies and tools in addressing human and environmental problems. Students will learn how to organize geospatial data, visualize spatial patterns, and conduct basic spatial query and map overlay functions.
Prerequisites: : Satisfaction of the Entry-Level Mathematics requirement (ELM).
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This course is the fundamental core course for B.S. program Emphasized in Geographic Information Science and B.A. program Emphasized in the Methods of Geographical Analysis at the Department of Geography. This unit can also be used for the Geographic Information Science Certificate Program at SDSU and the General Education Requirement at SDSU.