Course Description for Introduction to Spatial Information Systems
Introduction to Spatial Information Systems
An introduction to Spatial Information Systems (SIS): the technology of acquiring, managing, analyzing, and displaying information in a spatial context. The course focuses on the unique technical and institutional issues associated with designing and implementing a spatially-enabled Information Technology infrastructure in a public or private enterprise. The participants will get hands-on experience with industry-standard technology including: Geographic Information System and Global Positioning System hardware and software. Practical exercises provide a pathway to understanding how fundamental spatial theory and principles become relevant in the context of developing practical applications using these technologies. Students will be required to conduct an individual research project and make a professional presentation.