Components of Geographic Information Systems (GIS 0200)

E-mail: lscont@gmu.edu

Phone: 703-993-2109

Fax: 703-993-2121

This three day core course touches on many of the key components and functions within a GIS, including methods of project conceptualization, data acquisition and manipulation, spatial analysis, and cartographic display. The course content focuses on best practices in the use of GIS, as these practices are applied in completing a coordinated GIS project. A variety of practical tools and functions are investigated to demonstrate how to use critical thinking skills with GIS tools in order to organize and conduct a complete GIS project. Two days of instruction and guided exercises are followed by a personalized project developed and pursued by each student. Students are required to have a working knowledge of ArcGIS Desktop.
Courses are offered in a three-day seminar format. Classes can be taken individually to strengthen your working knowledge or as part of the certificate program to enhance your career development. It is possible to complete the certificate in 4 to 36 months. Tailored seminars taught on your premises can be arranged, please call 703-993-2109 or e-mail lscont@gmu.edu for details.
This course is part of the Geographic Information Systems certificate program. It may also be taken alone without pursuing a certificate.

  • Computer scientists and engineers
  • Geographers and cartographers
  • Planners and environmental scientists
  • Application specialists
  • People interested in changing careers
  • Law enforcement officers and administrators
  • Crime analysts and coordinators
  • Database and system administrators
  • EMS and first response professionals
  • Public health administrators
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