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Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Geospatial Analytics is a Course

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Geospatial Analytics

Time limit: 70 days
4 credits

$900 Enroll

Full course description

Course Introduction:
This course provides an introductory-level overview of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Geospatial Analytics.
This course is part of the Digital Transformation Consortium, which can be reviewed by selecting this link, (Links to an external site.) that offers three online courses available through MU Extension and Engagement: Business Data Analytics, Coding and Programming, and Geographical Information Systems. 

Learning Objectives:
The following objectives are for this six-week course. Each assessment will have a list of objectives that are in line with the following. Students who complete this course will be able to:
- Understand the basic structure, functionality, and applicability of GIS.
- Differentiate among the alternative data models and formats commonly utilized in GIS.
- Understand and apply basic cartographic principles.
- Identify sources of GIS-compatible data.
- Apply attribute-based and location-based queries.
- Understand the benefits of geospatial analytics to practical planning problems.

Module Topics:
Module 0 - Course Introduction, Resources, and FAQs
Module 1 - Introduction to Geographic 
Module 2 - GIS Data
Module 3 - Cartography
Module 4 - Sources of GIS Data
Module 5 - Spatial Query
Module 6 - Geospatial Analysis

Dr. Tim Matisziw and Dr. Tim Haithcoat 


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