Feb 01, 2023  
2022-2023 Lane Community College Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Lane Community College Catalog
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GIS 246 - GIS 2

4 Credit(s)

GIS 2 is the third in a series of Geographic Information Science and Technology courses. The course will focus on advanced skills and techniques used to create, analyze, and display spatial data in a geographic information system. The following skills and techniques will be emphasized: data and project management, digitizing, editing, address matching, geo-referencing, overlay analysis, spatial analysis, problem solving (related to spatial concepts and software), and visual design. Access to a computer outside of class (new within 3 years) is strongly recommended. Students who do not have access to a computer may be at a disadvantage. Lab included. Students who take this class online must have a computer with a windows operating system (PC or a MAC with a windows boot option) OR be able to attend the GIS open lab hours.

Prerequisite: GIS 245  
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:

  1. Apply analytical skills to social phenomena in order to understand human behavior: Use US census data, other data, and environmental data to analyze and visualize human interactions and human development related to: food insecurity, flood and tsunami hazards, and tree canopy cover.
  2. Apply knowledge and experience to foster personal growth and better appreciate the diverse social world in which we live: Use US census data, other data, and environmental data to analyze and visualize human interactions and human development related to: food insecurity, flood and tsunami hazards, and tree canopy cover.
  3. Understand the role of individuals and institutions within the context of society: Students will: Students will: understand the information and analysis on decision making.
  4. Assess different theories and concepts, and understand the distinctions between empirical and other methods of inquiry. Students will: discus ethics and the use of data as it relates to: public access, human tracking, public safety.
  5. Utilize appropriate information literacy skills in written and oral communication. Students will be able to choose appropriate information/data needed to address specific problems. They will be able to evaluate information /data accuracy and adjust necessary data parameters. Students will discuss the ethical dilemmas related to the creation and use of spatial data and its impact on: The GIS profession, GIS colleagues, and the public.
  6. Understand the diversity of human experience and thought, individually and collectively. Students will: evaluate social data to summarize community demographics.
  7. Apply knowledge and skills to contemporary problems and issues. Students will: collect, edit, and analysis data that focus on real-world hazards – earthquake, tsunami or flood – to determine needs for social support and infrastructure upgrades



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