Course Descriptions

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Geospatial Information Science, Faculty of Science

GISC: Geospatial Information Science

GISC 380 (3) Fundamentals of Geographic Information Science I
Spatial data representation; raster and vector models; spatial database structure; coordinate reference frames and projections; spatial statistics; metadata and data standards; associated technologies and data sources. Laboratory exercises require ArcGIS. Credit will be granted for only one of GISC 380, GEOG 370, GEOG 380, or EESC 380. [3-3-0]
Prerequisite: Third-year standing.
GISC 381 (3) Fundamentals of Geographic Information Science II
GIS, remote sensing, GPS; geostatistics, spatial analysis, and neighbourhood analysis; visualization, 3D rendering, and animation; principles of geocoding; online mapping and open-source GIS; applied project and workflow management. Laboratory exercises require ArcGIS. Credit will be granted for only one of GISC 381, GEOG 381, or EESC 381. [3-3-0]
Prerequisite: One of GISC 380, EESC 380, GEOG 380.
GISC 480 (3) Practical Applications in GIS
Application of GIS principles and tools in a problem solving context. Case studies are used as the basis for student projects, emphasising data sourcing, data analysis, decision-support, and project management skills. Laboratory and term projects require ArcGIS. [3-3-0]
Prerequisite: One of GISC 381, EESC 381, GEOG 381.

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