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GIS 231 Applied GIS: Transportation Systems
Credit Hours:   4
Effective Term: Fall 2013
AGEC: None
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures, 3 Labs
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A/F

Description: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) applications to transportation includes 1) modeling techniques such as shortest path, location and allocation, vehicle routing and traffic assignment; 2) integration modeling and planning; and 3) exploration of other transportation systems pertaining to utilities such as pipeline networks and electrical transportation and distribution systems. Apply GIS principles to transportation using state-of-the-practice computing technology for transportation planning in a GIS environment.

Prerequisites: GIS113

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Application Level) Identify, explain and demonstrate technical terms pertaining to building and managing GIS data for transportation systems such as point of tangency, least cost path, linear referencing, dynamic segmentation and spiral-curve-spiral.
2. (Application Level) Describe common GIS data formats and demonstrate and manipulate them using GIS software.
3. (Synthesis Level) Create viable solutions to transportation issues using GIS applications.
4. (Analysis Level) Use a GIS transportation analysis package to complete a series of exercises then identify the best method for specific types of transportaiton problems.
5. (Application Level) Identify and acquire sources of publicly available datasets relevant to current transportation issues.
6. (Application Level) Create GIS data from verbal descriptions and map describing road data.
7. (Application Level) Create GIS data from verbal descriptions and map describing utility pipeline and electrical power line data.
8. (Application Level) Create GIS data using Coordinate Geometry (COGO).
9. (Synthesis Level) Design and conduct a work flow using Spatial Analyst and other GIS tools to address specific transportation questions.
10. (Synthesis Level) Create and present quality map information products.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
URISA (http://www.urisa.org/)

ESRI (http://www.esri.com/) &

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

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