Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing

GIS (Geographical Information System) usage is booming in industrial, governmental and private sectors, and more so in non-governmental organisations. This module aims to explain the basic concepts of mapping science and GIS technology. The module allows students to explore the possible ways for utilizing GIS tools for specific problem solving in sustainable development issues. It will develop GIS techniques using ArcGIS software and require students to produce a report using the available database in the college or online. The module gives a very brief concept on Remote Sensing Technology and the applications of satellite imageries for land use and change mapping. GPS (global positioning system) instruments allow students as an alternative method of acquiring geo-spatial data for application in geospatial analysis. This module will also orient the students towards greater employability in the geo-spatial industries.Gg
Course Number: BGIS301
Units: 3.0