Geographic Information Systems Learning Outcomes
- Comprehend fundamental concepts and practices of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and advances in Geospatial Information Science and Technology (GIS&T).
- Apply basic graphic and data visualization concepts such as color theory, symbolization, and use of white space.
- Demonstrate organizational skills in file and database management.
- Give examples of interdisciplinary applications of Geospatial Information Science and Technology.
- Apply GIS analysis to address geospatial problems and/or research questions.
- Demonstrate proficiency in the use of GIS tools to create maps that are fit-for-purpose and effectively convey the information they are intended to.
- Effectively communicate and present project results in oral, written, and graphic forms.
- Demonstrate confidence in undertaking new (unfamiliar) analysis using GIS, troubleshoot problems in GIS, and seek help from software/website help menus and the GIS community to solve problems.
- Apply mathematical concepts, including statistical methods, to data to be used in geospatial analysis.
- Gather and process original data using a Global Positioning System (GPS) or other Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS).