A geographic information system (GIS) provides storage, retrieval, and visualization of geographically referenced data as well as design and analysis of spatial information. GIS provides unique analytical tools to investigate spatial relationships, patterns, and processes of cultural, biological, demographic, economic, social, environmental, health care, criminal, and other phenomena.
90-728, Introduction to Database Management Systems , equivalent course, or permission of instructor.
1. Develop an understanding of the world’s quickly-growing spatial data infrastructure and of how to put it to work for producing location-based information.
2. Identify the relevant spatial characteristics of diverse application areas enabling professionals to integrate spatial thinking and GIS analysis into their careers.
3. Have an ability to use geospatial technologies to gain a significant advantage in the information technology field.