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Geographic Information Systems

GIS 20, Introduction to Geographic Information Systems    3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • Prerequisite: None.

GIS are computer-based systems used to collect, store and analyze geographic information. This course will present the concepts and applications of GIS using ArcGIS software designed to operate on Personal Computer (PCs). Other related technologies, such as map reading, remote sensing and basic cartographic skills will also be explored.

GIS is the same course as Geography 20 and Computer Information Systems 20. Students may receive credit for one, but not both.

2355   Arrange-5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Drake V G

Above section 2355 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

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