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GIS 232 Applied GIS: Communities
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2013
AGEC: None
Credit Breakdown: 2 Lectures, 3 Labs
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A/F

Description: Explore GIS fundamentals as applied to a range of disciplines focusing on municipalities, including 1) city and county government agency data: crime, election, building, assessment and zoning data; 2) techniques for displaying data in map form; and 3) GIS theory, data collection and input, data management, spatial analysis, visualization, map preparation and presentation.

Prerequisites: GIS113

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Application Level) Identify, explain and apply technical terms pertaining to communities such as public easements, deeds, bearing and distance, and township/range and sections.
2. (Analysis Level) Identify, describe and use common GIS data formats and manipulate them using GIS software to analyze the data for specific purposes.
3. (Application Level) Use GIS applications to address questions pertaining to communities and municipalities.
4. (Evaluation Level) Identify, acquire sources of publicly available datasets relevant to current community and municipal issues and use the datasets to create reports.
5. (Application Level) Create GIS data from verbal descriptions and use that data to create a map describing community and municipal data.
6. (Application Level) Create GIS data using Coordinate Geometry (COGO).
7. (Analysis Level) Use a GIS analysis package to complete a series of exercises pertaining to communities and municipalities.
8. (Synthesis Level) Design and conduct a work flow using Spatial Analyst and other GIS tools to address specific issues facing communities and municipalities.
9. (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/) &