Mar 28, 2023  
2021-2022 Lane Community College Catalog 
2021-2022 Lane Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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GIS 151 - Digital Earth

4 Credit(s)

Digital Earth is an introduction to geospatial concepts and includes both lectures and hands-on computer applications. Students will use several geospatial technologies as they learn fundamental concepts of data analysis, data capture, and mapping. Students will learn how technologies such as GPS, Google Earth, ArcGIS Online, and ArcGIS desktop are used to solve real-world problems and aid critical decision making. Students who take this class online must have a computer with a windows operation systems (PC or a MAC with a windows boot option) OR be able to attend the GIS open lab hours. Lab included.

Prerequisite: MTH 060  or higher
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Discuss the holistic discipline of geography and the role of geographers in the workplace
  2. Differentiate between tabular and geospatial data
  3. Display spatial information on maps and other geographic representations
  4. Use appropriate geographic tools and technologies
  5. Discuss the characteristics and purposes of geographic representations such as maps, globes, graphs, and diagrams, aerial and other photographs, and satellite produced images
  6. Analyze a variety of contemporary issues in terms of earth’s physical and human systems
  7. Discuss how to use geographic knowledge, skills, and perspectives to analyze problems and make decisions

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