Geographic Information Systems (GIS)


Geographic Information Systems (GIS)-2024/2025

Level 1
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
METH-6001Fundamentals of GIS5
This course consists of a theory and computer lab portions. In the theory portion GIScience is studied. In the computer lab portion, a series of exercises will introduce the student to GIS software. The acquisition, processing, storage, display and basic analysis of spatial and tabular data will be mastered.
METH-6002Information Systems5
The structure and theory of relational database management systems are studied. The interrelationship between RDBMS and GIS is explored through the use of case studies. Spreadsheet and database software are used to create, store, manage, and query tabular data. Special emphasis will be placed on the structure and design of spatial geodatabases.
COMP-6034Programming Basics-OOP5
This is an introductory course to the elementary aspects of object oriented programming languages such as C#, C++ and VB.Net. The relationship of programming to GIS software will be examined to show how user-written programs may enhance such pursuits as GIS analysis and GPS data acquisition.
COMP-6035Spatial Data Acquisition5
Geographical features can be mapped electronically using various systems such as GPS, digital aerial photography, digital maps and remotely sensed data. All of this data can be transferred to a CAD or GIS product. The students will use this data using a GPS device as well as create digital data from aerial photography. This data will be corrected and linked to existing digital data.
COOP-1020Co-operative Education Employment Prep1
This workshop will provide an overview of the Co-operative Education consultants and students' roles and responsibilities as well as the Co-operative Education Policy. It will provide students with employment preparatory skills specifically related to co-operative education work assignments and will prepare students for their work term.

Level 2
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
METH-6003Remote Sensing5
This course will examine various types of remotely sensed imagery and how it is used by engineers, resource managers, planners and scientists. Image enhancement, supervised and unsupervised classification, spectral signature statistics, geometric registration, temporal change analysis and thematic map creation are some of the topics to be covered.
METH-6004Advanced Analysis in GIS5
This project based computer lab course will build on prerequisite GIS courses to study the new directions in GIS theory and in the GIS industry. Topics covered include investigating new software directions, projects in advanced raster GIS, 3D analysis, and a self-directed project.
COMP-6036Advanced Programming-OOP5
This is an advanced level course studying advanced level aspects of object oriented programming languages such as C#, C++ and VB.Net. The relationship of programming to GIS Software will be implemented to show how custom user written programs will enhance GIS analysis and GPS data acquisition.
METH-6005Web GIS5
This is an intermediate level course studying the implementation of GIS within Web applications. The focus of this course will be to develop and implement third-party objects that may be used within a Web environment to enhance GIS analysis and GPS data acquisition.

Program Residency
Students Must Complete a Minimum of 11 credits in this
program at Fanshawe College to meet the Program Residency
requirement and graduate from this program