Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS 0100)

E-mail: lsinfo@gmu.edu

Phone: 703-993-2109

Fax: 703-993-2121

As an introduction to field of Geographic Information Systems, GIS 0100 defines what GIS is, why it is important, and provides a background to the software, hardware, data, and methodologies of the science. In this three day course, students will learn the many different applications of GIS through classroom discussion and software exercises, and learn of the possible career opportunities within GIS and its related sciences. No level of GIS experience is needed to take this course, and it should be taken first in the certificate program.
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. Certificate and non-certificate students are awarded 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit) per ten hours of successful classroom participation. 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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