Intro To Mapping And Geographic Information Sciences

This course provides the student with the conceptual tools required for intelligent and critical use interpretation and analysis of maps. In addition, the course furnishes the student with an introduction to and overview of the mapping sciences. Students learn the concepts, methods, and techniques common to the several branches of the mapping sciences and are introduced to cartography, satellite remote sensing, computer-assisted cartography, and geographical information systems. Because of its increasing importance, special emphasis is placed on geographical information systems.