GIS Capstone Project
Knowing how to design and execute a research project using GIS is critical to your success as a GIS analyst, as is your ability to present your research findings effectively and for a variety of audiences.
In this hands-on GIS capstone course, you will complete an individual guided research project and report, applying the knowledge and skills you learned in the four prerequisite GIS courses. You will begin the course by proposing a project, then you will complete the project according to your proposed research design, and finally you will present your resulting analysis. Throughout the course, you will also learn basic project management techniques.
- Creating a project outline, including objectives and process flow diagram
- Using ArcGIS to interpret and draw conclusions from spatial data
- Presenting project results with visualizations of key conclusions
- Comprehensive GIS project, including proposal, outline, and presentation
Course typically offered: Online in Fall and Spring
Software: Students will use ArcGIS by ESRI in this course, and the license for this software is included with purchase of the program textbooks. NOTE - a computer with a native Windows operating system is highly recommended.
If you are a Mac user, Esri provides information on installing ArcGIS software natively on a Windows partition using Boot Camp here.
Please visit this page for information on installing Esri software in a virtual environment.
Prerequisites: Completion of GIS I, GIS II, GIS III, and GIS IV required.
Next Steps: Upon completion of this course, consider taking additional courses in data science to continue learning.
Contact: For more information about this course, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Course Number: ECE-40272
Credit: 3.00 unit(s)
Related Certificate Programs: Geographic Information Systems
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4/2/2019 - 6/1/2019