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GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND THE USE OF SPATIAL INFORMATION (SMT-273764)

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Course Description:


Students will explore the application of spatial information to a range of problems in different organizational settings. Application areas might include: natural and social science, such as geography, geology, oceanography, archaeology and meteorology; government, such as city planning, law enforcement, military and social services; natural resource management, such as forestry and water resources management; and business, such as marketing. Topics will include data acquisition, accuracy, analysis and presentation and social and legal issues.

Note: students must have regular access to a computer on which they can install software.

Prerequisites: students should have a background in statistics, such as that gained in Statistics: An Activity-Based Course. Students must be comfortable using personal computer applications, and must be able to install software.


This online course is offered through the Center for Distance Learning. You can take this as an individual course or as part of an online degree program, with term starts in March, May, September, November and January. View current term offerings and all online courses. Click here to register for online courses.

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Upper Level
Credits: 4
Term(s) Offered (Subject to Change) : Sep.

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