OSU GEOG 5210: Fundamental GIS

Teaching, Ohio State University, Department of Geography, 2021

This course introduces principles of geographic information systems (GIS) and their applications in spatial analysis and information management. The course is designed to give students an understanding of cutting-edge geospatial technologies, their capabilities, uses, and limitations. Representative applications for each discipline area are demonstrated in the computer laboratory portion. (placeholder, will update later)

Course learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students should successfully be able to:

  • Communicate the applicability of GIS and spatial analysis in the present day.
  • Create geospatial data from scratch or from existing geospatial data sources.
  • Workwith geospatial data, including access, management, and manipulation spatial data.
  • Utilize spatial functions and operations in the manipulation of spatial data, as appropriate to various contexts.
  • Generate sharable outputs resulting from geospatial analyses, including in cartographic form using basic mapping principles.
  • Connect concepts learned in class to real world problems, workflows, and solutions.