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Cornell University    
  Jan 18, 2018
Courses of Study 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PLSCS 4200 - Geographic Information Systems

Spring. 3 credits.

Recommended prerequisite: PLSCS 4110  but not required.

D. Sinton, S. DeGloria.

Principles and applications of geographic information systems for characterizing and assessing agronomic and environmental systems. Emphasizes accessing, updating, analyzing, and mapping geo-spatial data and information. Considers information needs assessment; spatial data accession; coordinate systems; spatial database design, construction, and maintenance; modeling and analysis; map accuracy assessment; and digital cartography.

Outcome 1: Understand the structure and function of geographic information systems.

Outcome 2: Develop proficiency in coordinate systems, projections, and datums.

Outcome 3: Understand the types of spatial data models and appropriate application environment.

Outcome 4: Develop proficiency for developing a geospatial database.

Outcome 5: Practice elementary and intermediate-level geospatial data processing methods.

Outcome 6: Practice elementary and intermediate-level geospatial data analysis methods.

Outcome 7: Increase awareness of geospatial data assessment and visualization methods.

Outcome 8: Conduct an independent applications-based project.

Outcome 9: Develop and present an oral, collaborative group project report.

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