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The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science Calendar
2011-2012 Academic Year

Applied Science Courses of Instruction Geographic Information Science Courses

Geographic Information Science Courses
GISC 201 Geographic Information Science W 2-1-0 3
An introduction to the basic principles, techniques, and practical issues in assessing, accessing, and maintaining data sources and database systems and related tools for the manipulation and analysis of data. Students will learn concepts of database management and computer programming and will apply these concepts to the preparation, manipulation, analysis, and presentation of spatial and tabular data. (4/16/6/4/6) PREREQUISITES: Completion of the First Year Applied Science Program or permission of the Department of Geography
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GISC 202 Data Collection, Management and Analysis W 3-0-0 3
An introduction to the theory, methods, and practical issues in assessing, accessing, and maintaining data sources and database systems and related tools for the manipulation and analysis of data. Students will learn concepts of database management and computer programming and will apply these concepts to the preparation, manipulation, analysis, and presentation of spatial and tabular data. (5/20/10/5/8) PREREQUISITES: Completion of the First Year Applied Science Program or permission of the Department of Geography
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GISC 301 Spatial Analysis F 2-1-0 3
An in-depth exploration of the spatial analysis techniques used in vector GIS. The analysis of geographic primitives of points, lines, areas and surfaces in the context of applications drawn from geography, biology, planning and related disciplines. Emphasis is placed on the use of current GIS software in a hands-on environment. (4/16/6/4/6) PREREQUISITES: GISC 201 or GISC 202 or GEOE 463 (GEOL 463) or permission of the Department of Geography
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GISC 302 Environmental Modelling W 2-1-0 3
Study of the techniques of Geographic Information Systems and their applications in solving physical and environmental problems. Topics include data representation and models, spatial interpolation, raster-based analysis and modelling, surface models and terrain analysis, data visualization, temporal analysis, error and accuracy, and other algorithms and analytical procedures. (4/16/6/4/6) PREREQUISITES: GISC 201 or GISC 202 or GEOE 463 (GEOL 463) or the permission of the Department of Geography
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GISC 303 Application Design and Customization in GIS F 2-1-0 3
An introduction to customization of GIS and database software with an emphasis on spatial analysis tool development for desktop and Web-based GIS. Students will learn concepts of user requirements analysis, software requirements preparation, interface and software design, and computer programming while they develop customized GIS applications. (4/16/6/4/6) PREREQUISITES: GISC 201 or GISC 202 or GEOE 463 (GEOL 463) or permission of the Department of Geography
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GISC 304 3-D Visualization of Natural Systems
A detailed analysis of the techniques for handling 2.5-D and 3-D data in GIS and Remote Sensing. Introduction to computer graphics fundamentals, software-based scientific animation and visualization systems, 3D GiS and RS tools, and spatiotemporal modelling environments. Specific emphasis on terrain analysis and in the vector and raster domains. (5/20/10/5/8)
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PREREQUISITES: GISC 201 or GISC 202 or GEOL 463 or permission of the Department of Geography
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