GIS 131 Global Positioning Systems for Global Information Systems

3 Credit Hours • 45 Contact Hours (Lecture)

Prerequisite: GIS 101

Introduces the terminology, hardware, and technological principles of GPS. Students will receive an introduction in the fundamentals of using a basic hand-held GPS unit. Data will be integrated with pre-existing spatial data. Fundamentals of mapping and map reading will be covered. Garmin GPS units will be used initially, followed with Trimble GeoExplorers and Pathfinder Office software. Final student projects integrate GPS data within ArcView projects.