Senior Seminar

Geographic Information System (GIS) Lab Guidelines

Introduction

Students will investigate the fundamentals of a GIS and how to link information to geographical places on a map.  The types of information that can be linked to geographical places is only limited by the imagination.  Demographic information (age, sex, race etc), infrastructure information (gas lines, stop lights), address information, biological information, and on and on, can be linked with geographic locations and then viewed graphically in order to understand large amounts of data.  Students will use ArcView to view GIS and create their own GIS.