GEOG 220
Data Acquisition & Management in GIS  
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3 units
3 hours weekly
Prerequisite: Completion of GEOG 205. Advisory: Completion of MATH 080 and MATH 102, and Completion of or concurrent enrollment in MATH 115, and Eligibility for College Level Reading and ENGL 101.
Instructional materials fee required for this course and must be paid at registration.


This course provides a general survey of basic methods of data acquisition, database design and management for GIS. This course focuses on the specific data requirements of GIS. Students will examine methods of digitizing preexisting data and explore database development and management. Students will use their knowledge to complete GIS projects. BEFORE ENROLLING students must have the computer skills, knowledge of georeferencing, coordinate systems, processes of data capture, data management and analysis and the skills necessary to produce a GIS map gained in GEOG 205. This course is intended for Geography/GIS majors and persons using GIS in professional settings. (CSU, AVC)
Syllabus, Fall 2013 (pdf, 62kb)
Schedule (pdf)
Exercise list for GIS Tutorial 3 (pdf)

GIS Readings, Resources, & Exercises

Final Project Instructions (pdf)
Take-home exam 01
Take-home exam 02