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Effective Fall 2014. Previous descriptions may have had different requirements. Have questions? See an advisor.
GIS181 Global Positioning Systems Basics Credit Hours: 1.00
Introduction to the use of Global Positioning Systems (GPS) receivers in a field setting for non-technical applications. Includes GPS vocabulary, operation, field data collection and data transfer. Also includes using equipment, resources and facilities of the Archaeology Centre.
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Information: Same as ANT/ARC 181.
Offered: Fall.
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GIS265 Mapping Concepts Credit Hours: 1.00
Introduction to the practical use of maps. Includes map basics and attributes, scales and measurements, direction, geographic coordinate systems, relief and contours, and aerial photography.
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Information: Same as ANT/ARC/GEO 265.
Offered: Fall.
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GIS267 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to the technology of geographic information systems (GIS). Includes the evolution of the technology, applications, benefits and costs, characteristics of geographic data, data types, database concepts, and operations and functionality. Also includes hardware, software, implementation, legal issues, and the future of geographic information systems.
Prerequisite(s): ANT/ARC/GEO/GIS 265 or concurrent enrollment.
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Information: Prerequisite may be waived with consent of instructor. Basic computer skills are required before enrolling in this course. Same as ANT/ARC/GEO 267.
Offered: Fall.
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GIS281 Global Positioning Systems Credit Hours: 1.00
Introduction to the technical use of Global Positioning Systems (GPS) receivers in a field setting. Includes review of GPS vocabulary and concepts, comprehensive initialization of handheld GPS receivers, data collection with handheld GPS, the use of mapping software with data from handheld GPS, concepts of differential GPS, operation of and field data collection with static and RTK precision GPS, use of software packages for differential correction and map production. Also includes using equipment, resources and facilities of the Archaeology Centre.
Prerequisite(s): ANT/ARC/GIS 181
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Information: Prerequisite(s) may be waived with equivalent experience or consent of instructor. Same as ANT/ARC 281
Offered: Spring.
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GIS284 Computer Cartography and CAD Credit Hours: 3.00
Cartographic techniques and hardware for computer generation of maps. Includes an introduction, methods and techniques, and application projects.
Prerequisite(s): ANT/ARC/GEO/GIS 265 or concurrent enrollment, and CSA 101.
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Information: Same as ANT/ARC/GEO 284.
Offered: Spring.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
GIS286 Electronic and Digital Field Mapping Credit Hours: 4.00
Overview of the creation of electronic and digital maps in a field setting. Includes introduction, instrument operation, field data, producing maps, and computer applications.
Prerequisite(s): ANT/ARC 265 and ANT/ARC/GIS 281.
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Recommendation: Consult instructor for alternative prerequisite(s).
Information: Same as ANT/ARC 286.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
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