GEOG 225 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems




This introductory Geographic Information Systems (GIS) course studies the concepts, theories, and techniques of using a GIS to solve spatial problems in both the natural and social sciences. Understanding and the application of spatial data will be key to this course. Some topics that will be covered include: the components and types of spatial data, analyzing spatial data, spatial data models, creating maps and project design with emphasis on solving local spatial problems or questions. Students will gain hands-on experience with professional GIS applications.


GEOG 112, 212, or 221, or permission from the instructor

Course Notes

GEOG 225 is an approved Science and Technology course for Cap Core requirements. GEOG 225 is an approved Science course. GEOG 225 is an approved Laboratory Science course.

GEOG 225 is an approved Quantitative/Analytical course for baccalaureate degrees.

Course Outlines

Please note: Course outlines of record posted may vary from the section syllabus distributed by each instructor (e.g. textbooks, assignments, timing of midterms).

Effective Term
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