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Course Code: INTL433 Course ID: 3211 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) contain a powerful set of tools for data acquisition, management, query and display. This course will provide students first with a substantial foundation in theory and practical use of GIS. The weekly labs provide practical training utilizing the basic tools provided with the Esri ArcMap software as applied to a national security issues. (Prerequisite: INTL432)

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
05/21/2021 - 10/29/2021 11/01/2021 - 12/26/2021 November Fall 2021 Session I 8 Week session
07/27/2021 - 12/31/2021 01/03/2022 - 02/27/2022 January Winter 2022 Session B 8 Week session
09/28/2021 - 03/04/2022 03/07/2022 - 05/01/2022 March Winter 2022 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

CO-1: Create advanced geospatial maps from the Esri Geographic Information Systems software ArcMap, illustrating solutions to research questions.

CO-2: Articulate the use of geographic features and attributes in map production.

CO-3: Understand the importance and use of map projections, datums, and coordinate systems.

CO-4: Understand spatial data types and their use in GIS

CO-5: Understand and perform geoprocessing techniques

CO-6: Present the results of a geospatial analysis via maps, charts, or reports

CO-7: Articulate the competing interests of massive open source GIS data, and safety and security

CO-8: Understand the world of Volunteered Geographic Information

The course grade is based on the following assessments:

Discussion Forums – 25 percent

Each week, a discussion question is provided and posts should reflect an assimilation of the readings. Students are required to provide a substantive initial post by Thursday at 11:55 pm ET, and respond to more than two of your classmates by Sunday 11:55 pm ET.

Progress Assignment – 25 percent

The Progress Assignment consists of a lab and written work.

Midterm Assignment – 25 percent

The Midterm Assignment consists of a lab and written work.

Final Assignment – 25 percent

The Final Assignment consists of a lab and written work.

CO-1: Create advanced geospatial maps from the Esri Geographic Information Systems software ArcMap, illustrating solutions to research questions.

CO-2: Articulate the use of geographic features and attributes in map production.

CO-3: Understand the importance and use of map projections, datums, and coordinate systems.

CO-4: Understand spatial data types and their use in GIS

CO-5: Understand and perform geoprocessing techniques

CO-6: Present the results of a geospatial analysis via maps, charts, or reports

CO-7: Articulate the competing interests of massive open source GIS data, and safety and security

CO-8: Understand the world of Volunteered Geographic Information

Book Title:To find the library e-book(s) req'd for your course, please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the eReserve by course #.
Author: No Author Specified
 
Book Title:The ESRI Guide to GIS Analysis Volume 1: Geographic Patterns & Relationships - e-book available in the APUS Online Library
ISBN:9781879102064
Publication Info:Lib
Author:Andy Mitchell
Unit Cost:$24.01
 
Book Title:ArcGIS Software - available inside the classroom
ISBN:NTMO
Publication Info:ESRI
Author:ESRI
Electronic Unit Cost:$70.00
 

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.