Geographic Information Systems

Geographic information systems (GIS) integrate hardware, software, and data for capturing, managing, analyzing, and displaying all forms of geographically referenced information.  GIS allow us to view, understand, question, interpret, and visualize data in a myriad of ways that reveal relationships, patterns, and trends visually in the form of maps, globes, reports, and charts.  GIS are powerful interdisciplinary tools that help us answer questions and solve local, regional, national, and global problems by looking at data in a way that is quickly understood and easily shared. 

 
GIS 101 INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS
Units: 3.00 - UC:CSU 54.00 hours lecture
 
Introduces the fundamental concepts, methods, and applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and its role in spatial analysis and decision making.