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AGR 1540 — Introduction to GIS in Agriculture 3 Credit hours  4 Contact hours

Introduces the basic skills, concepts and principles of Geographic Information Systems, geography and using current map generating software. Geographic concepts include world coordinate systems, projections, thematic maps, vector, and raster data layers. Map design includes outputs, geodatabases, spatial and attributed data (digitizing, geocoding, spatial data processing), and analysis in current GIS software. Other topics in map elements and production using collected data will be explored with current and historical case studies. Information will be covered in lecture, computer lab tutorials, and activities based on agriculture uses of geospatial data and mapping.
Prerequisites: AGR 1000.