IS 490GI Geographic Information Systems

This course introduces geographic information systems in the broader context of information management in business, government, and civil society. It highlights the importance of location and information about location across these realms. In addition to substantial hands-on work with traditional geographic information systems software, the course will provide exposure to other systems of people, processes, hardware, and software for collecting, managing, analyzing, and visualizing information about locations on the surface of the earth.

Learning objectives

  • This course will give information management professionals a competitive advantage by providing an understanding of the many manifestations of information about location in businesses and other organizations.
  • This course will provide exposure to systems of people, processes, hardware, and software for collecting, managing, analyzing, and visualizing information about locations on the surface of the earth.

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Textbooks and Course Materials

Available from the Illinois Union Bookstore (IUB).