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Summer and Fall 2018 GIS Class Offerings at Santa Monica College

Santa Monica College 

SUMMER 2018

GIS 25, INTRODUCTION TO CARTOGRAPHY 3 UNITS 

Transfer: CSU  Prerequisite: None.

This course provides a general introduction to Cartography, broadly defined as the art, science, and ethics of map making and map use. The emphases include map scale, map projection, reference and thematic map reading, symbolization and map design. A variety of modern geospatial technologies and tools are covered, including Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Global Positioning System (GPS), Remote Sensing, and web mapping. The course includes both lecture and hands-on application.

Geography 25 is the same course as GIS 25. Students may earn credit for one, but not both.

Course Number: 4038 Time: 5:45 p.m.-8:55 p.m. TTh Location: BUS 250 Instructor: Liu J

Above section 4038 meets for 8 weeks, Jun 19 to Aug 09.

FALL 2018

GIS 20, INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS 3 UNITS

Transfer: UC, CSU  Prerequisite: None.

GIS are computer-based systems used to collect, store and analyze geographic information. This course will present the concepts of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) science and its applications to spatial data management. Topics include: Identification and acquisition of GIS data; Assessment of vector and raster data, scale, resolution, map projection, coordinate systems, georeferencing and Global Positioning Systems (GPS). Spatial analysis and modeling with GIS will also be presented.

GIS 20 is the same course as Geography 20. Students may receive credit for one, but not both.

Course Number: 4226 Time: 5:30 p.m.-8:35 p.m. TTh Location: BUS 250 Instructor: Liu J

Above section 4226 meets for 8 weeks, Aug 28 to Oct 18.

GIS 23, INTERMEDIATE GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS 3 UNITS

Transfer: CSU  Prerequisite: Geography 20 or GIS 20.

Formerly same course as CIS 23.

This course emphasizes GIS principles and methodology used in both the private and public sectors. Hands-on applications using both raster and vector data and technology will expose students to more advanced understanding of GIS. Students will learn various methods of data acquisition, including Global Positioning Systems (GPS) as well as the World Wide Web. The add-on modules extend the analytical capabilities of ArcMap and allow input of map features and conversion of feature themes from raster to vector. This course will also provide an introduction to several of ArcMap’s extension including Spatial Analyst and 3D Analyst. Students will complete a Model Builder to be used in siting new solar sites. Spatial Analysis will include slope and aspect maps, neighborhood and zone analysis. The course will present single and multi-layer statistical operations including classification, coordination, and modeling analysis.

GIS 23 is the same course as Geography 23. Students may receive credit for one, but not both.

Course Number: 4227 Time: 5:30 p.m.-8:35 p.m. TTh Location: BUS 250 Instructor: Liu J

Above section 4227 meets for 8 weeks, Oct 23 to Dec 13.

GIS 26, INTRODUCTION TO REMOTE SENSING 3 UNITS

Transfer: CSU  Prerequisite: None.

This course introduces students to the basic concepts of remote sensing, characteristics of remote sensors, and remote sensing applications in academic disciplines and professional industries. Emphases are placed on remote sensing data acquisition; digital image processing and interpretation. The course is designed for students interested in the Earth Observing System, environmental monitoring techniques, and image analysis.

GIS 26 is the same course as Geography 26. Students may earn credit for one, but not both.

Course Number: 2523 Time: 2 p.m.-5:05 p.m. T Location: BUS 250 Instructor: Staff

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