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College of Extended Learning

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

Subject Course No. Credit Value
Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering GGE 3423 Four (4) credit hours

This course is designed to offer an introduction to the technology and applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). It is intended to make the students familiar with the functionality of GIS before offering a deeper background on GIS theory and applications in subsequent courses (GGE4423 or GGE5403; also available online). Special effort will be given to make the course project customized to the student’s area of study to ensure the value of the GIS technology in application domains of their interest is highlighted.

No previous background in GIS technology is required, so students from Engineering, Forestry, Arts, Biology, Education and other faculties with interest in GIS are welcome to register for this course. 

Instructor: Emmanuel Stefanakis (please contact the instructor if you need an up-to-date syllabus)
Prerequisite: MATH 1503 or equivalent introduction to matrices and systems of linear equations; or permission of the instructor.

Course details

Students have six months from the registration date to complete the course. All course exams and/or assignments must be completed by the designated end date.

Assignments and examinations

  • 6 x Lab Assignments (5% each)
  • 1 x Exercise Assignment (10%)
  • 1 x Course Project (30%)
  • 1 x Final Exam (invigilated, 30%, contact the instructor)

Textbook

This course has an optional textbook authored by the instructor. Click here for content and order details.

CBEPS Candidates

Successful completion of the two online courses GGE3423 - Introduction to GIS, and GGE4423 - Advanced GIS, offer exemption for the examination of two syllabus items C5 - Geographic Information Systems, and E1 - Spatial Databases and Land Information Systems to CBEPS (The Canadian Board of Examiners for Professional Surveyors) candidates. More information can be found here.

Fees and payments

Online courses are subject to an additional $100 non-refundable/non-transferable online fee per course. Learn more about fees and methods of payment.

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If you have previously registered in this online course and wish to register again, please contact us at 453-4646 to complete the registration process.

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