Learn to use GIS in your workplace

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is one of the fastest growing technologies in the world. GIS is the tool of the future for anyone working with “locations.” It provides tools for analyzing and displaying data in many professions and disciplines, and GIS is the tool that makes GPS and location based services work.

Highland Community College is offering an "Introduction to Geographic Information Systems" this fall. The reach of GIS is expanding into more facets of farm and business work. This class is especially beneficial for surveyors, city planners, city works (water & sewer, transportation, streets), developers, governmental agencies, and farmers.

This three-credit hour course is an introduction to geographic information systems (GIS). The applications of GIS, development, components, and data types will be discussed. The use of GIS software (ESRI-ArcMap) will be introduced as well as the processes and procedures to capture, acquire, and analyze and manipulate data sets. Real life applications of GIS will be developed. Spatial data display and spatial analysis will also be introduced.

Start Date: August 21, 2007
End Date: December 12, 2007
Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:50 p.m.
Location: HCC Technology Center, room T-137
Instructor: Dan Harms

For more information, contact academic advisor T.J. Jackson at 815.599.3487 or Scott Anderson at 815.599.3604.

By Scott Anderson, Associate Dean, Business & Technology and instructor for the Business Institute


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