Course Description

This course introduces students to the geographic principles underlying the analytical capabilities of geographic information systems (GIS) and provides the 'hands-on' opportunity for students to utilize GIS for spatial analysis. Specifically, students will have experience with thematic mapping, attribute querying and spatial selection, geocoding, buffering, manipulating layers, basic topological transformations, as well as implementation issues in the workplace. At the end of this course, students should have fundamental knowledge and skills in utilizing GIS to perform a variety of analytical applications.


For department consent please contact Dr. Raymond Garrison at rgarrison@torontomu.ca

This course is fully online and asynchronous, meaning you typically will not have to be online at specific times. You will engage in course-related activities through online tools such as announcements, discussions, and email. Your course learning will be based on weekly module content and activities that you can go through independently. Note: there are still deadlines for assignment submissions, and you may be expected to participate in discussion board interactions with your peers on a regular basis.

Your instructor may also include occasional scheduled sessions for Q&As and other discussion activities, using web conferencing tools such as Zoom and Google Meet. More details will be included in your course outline available on the first day of class.


Department Consent Required
Antirequisite: CODG110 and COGT110

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May 06, 2024 to Aug 02, 2024
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Domestic Fee non-credit $690.06 Click here to get more information
Domestic Out of Province Fee non-credit $0.00 Click here to get more information
International Fee non-credit $0.00 Click here to get more information