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CCOG for GEO 266 Fall 2023

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Course Number:
GEO 266
Course Title:
GIS Analysis
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Course Description

Provides a more advanced overview of ArcGIS software and introduces extensions to the main ArcMap interface. Topics include preparing data for analysis, creating and managing databases, geocoding, creating and editing spatial data, and analyzing data using the Spatial Analyst and 3D Analyst extensions. Prerequisites: GEO 265; or instructor permission. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon successful completion of Geography 266 the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an advanced understanding of data preparation and manipulation.
  • Demonstrate an advanced understanding of map principles and map design.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of geodatabase design and management.
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of statistical processes behind data analysis.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Students will be expected to demonstrate mastery of themes, concepts, issues, competencies and skills by any combination of the following: 

    * Written results of class labs and exercises

    * Map critiques

    * Final project utilizing spatial analysis tools

    *In-class discussions

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Themes, Concepts, Issues:
* Vector and Raster Spatial Analysis tools
* 3D Analyst / Spatial Analyst / Network Analyst
* Geodatabases

Competencies and Skills:
* Data preparation for spatial analysis.
* Perform spatial & statistical analysis, using GIS tools
* Create and manage geodatabases