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FORT 260 GIS for Natural Resources Management (3) Geographic Information Systems technology including mapping and GIS data management procedures with emphasis on natural resource management applications.

FORT 260 GIS for Natural Resources Management (3)

In this course, students will acquire the basics of spatial data analysis using geographic information systems technology. The course will cover acquiring and editing data, manipulating databases, performing geospatial analysis functions, creating maps, and displaying the results to solve spatial analysis problems. Problems will come largely from natural resources sciences and forest management. GIS has become a standard technology in many natural resource disciplines that use data having a spatial component. Students with knowledge and experience in GIS may improve their job prospects significantly.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Fall 2016
Prerequisite: GEOG 160, GEOG 161

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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