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Intro & what is gis

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Intro & what is gis

  1. 1. Principles of GIS NR 110 Ian Mooser
  2. 2. Class & Personal Info • Ian Mooser • imooser@ghc.edu • Location: 322 (GIS Lab) • Office hours: • TDB – by appointment • Before and After Class • Text: Mastering ArcGIS (6th edition) Maribeth Price. McGraw Hill. (2013) • Lecture: Monday and Wednesday from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM • Lab: Monday and Wednesday from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  3. 3. Review the Syllabus & Grading • Class participation: 10% • Lab exercises: 20% • Midterm and finals: 40% • Final project: 30%
  4. 4. GIS--What is it? No easy answer anymore! • Geographic/Geospatial Information • information about places on the earth’s surface • knowledge about “what is where when” (Don’t forget time!) • Geographic/geospatial: synonymous • GIS--what’s in the S? • Systems: the technology • Science: the concepts and theory • Studies: the societal context
  5. 5. History • Cartography • Dr. Roger Tomlinson – 1960’s • ESRI -1969 – Jack Dangermond • More info: http://www.gislounge.com/history-of-gis/
  6. 6. What can GIS do and who uses GIS • Local Governments(Police, planning, surveying, land ownership) • Regional Governments • Utilities • Business (customers and demographics) • Natural Resources management (wildlife management, environmental issues, forestry management, etc)

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