Introduction To Geographic Information Systems: Fall 2013


David Arctur


University of Texas at Austin


Fall 2013


Basics of Geographic Information Systems (GIS): how they are designed, created and used. Each 3-hour class will have an hour of lecture and 2 hours of computer lab, during which students will work through a set of lab exercises and their own chosen term project. Invited expert lecturers will describe novel applications of GIS in the geosciences. We will also introduce issues, standards, and technologies for distributing and exchanging GIS data across computing platforms and user communities.

Required Textbook:

Gorr, W. L., Kurland, K. S. 2011. GIS Tutorial 1: Basic Workbook for ArcGIS 10.1.
Bolstad, P. 2012. GIS Fundamentals: A First Text on Geographic Information Systems.

Link to Syllabus:

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