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GIS 102 Map and Image Interpretation
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2013
AGEC: None
Credit Breakdown: 2 Lectures, 3 Labs
Times for Credit: 2
Grading Option: A/F

Description: Reading, analysis and interpretation of maps/remote sensing images used by geoscientists, including topographic, geologic and other geoscience maps for basic air photo interpretation. Students will detect, identify, and analyze objects or features from film and digital aerial photography and other types of high resolution remotely sensed images. The laboratory portion of this course focuses on manual and digital image interpretation for land cover mapping, forestry, agriculture, geology and planning applications.

Prerequisites: MAT101 or MAT162

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Comprehension Level) Identify and explain technical terminology pertaining to aerial imagery such as datum, projections, nader, zenith, vertical, oblique and terrestrial images and distortion.
2. (Comprehension Level) Identify and explain map symbology such as building types, road types, contours, vegetation and elevation bench marks.
3. (Comprehension Level) Identify descriptive information on 7.5' quadrangle maps by identifying the scale, datum, projection, map extent, contour interval and symbology table.
4. (Application Level) Calculate map distance using an engineers' scale and a T-square to determine the distance between two points on a 7.5' quadrangle map with accuracy to within two feet.
5. (Comprehension Level) Identify and describe different types of aerial images such as pan chromatic, infrared and minus blue aerial images.
6. (Application Level) Identify objects in aerial images such as roads, buildings, vehicles, rivers, trees and fields.
7. (Analysis Level) Analyze aerial images to classify land use such as agricultural, industrial and residential land use.
8. (Application Level) Calculate ground distance from aerial images with accuracy within a distance of five (5) feet.
9. (Application Level) Calculate acreage from aerial images by using a grid matrix method.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
ESRI (http://www.esri.com/) &

GISCI (http://www.gisci.org/)

NCGIA (http://www.ncgia.ucsb.edu/) &