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2017-18 Edition

GEO 170. Maps and Geospatial Concepts. 4 Credits.

Introduces principles and concepts needed to understand the use and interpretation of maps, geospatial technologies, geographic information systems and science. Includes: scale, reference systems, coordinate systems, map projections, types of maps, role of maps in society and culture, data visualization, global positioning systems, remote sensing, digital landscapes, and map interpretation. Prerequisites: (WR 115 and RD 115) or IRW 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement. Audit available. This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Social Sciences/ASOT-B, Social Sciences/AAS, Social Sciences/AGS, Social Sciences/AAOT, Social Sciences/AS.