GIS across the Curriculum

Subject code


Course Number



C. Aoki

Course Long Title

GIS across the Curriculum


Geographical information systems (GIS) are computer-based systems for analyzing spatially located data. They allow rapid development of high-quality maps and enable sophisticated examination of spatial patterns and interrelationships. In this course students learn the principles of GIS through extensive use of the software ArcGIS (ESRI). Modules from across the curriculum introduce students to spatial data by exploring common data sources, data collection methods, data quality, and data presentation methods. Finally, students extend their capabilities in advanced spatial analysis tasks by undertaking an independent project.

Modes of Inquiry

Creative Process and Production [CP], Quantitative and Formal Reasoning [QF]

Writing Credit

No writing credit

INDS Program Relationship

IDES - ENVR Program

GEC This Course Belongs To


Class Restriction

Exclude First Years