Geographic Information Systems Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes
  1. Comprehend fundamental concepts and practices of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and advances in Geospatial Information Science and Technology (GIS&T). 
  2. Apply basic graphic and data visualization concepts such as color theory, symbolization, and use of white space. 
  3. Demonstrate organizational skills in file and database management. 
  4. Give examples of interdisciplinary applications of Geospatial Information Science and Technology. 
  5. Apply GIS analysis to address geospatial problems and/or research questions. 
  6. 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. 
  7. Effectively communicate and present project results in oral, written, and graphic forms. 
  8. 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. 
  9. Apply mathematical concepts, including statistical methods, to data to be used in geospatial analysis. 
  10. Gather and process original data using a Global Positioning System (GPS) or other Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS).