Fall 2019 - GEOG 355 D100

Geographical Information Science II (4)

Class Number: 4328

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
    SECB 1014, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Dec 4, 2019
    3:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    SWH 10081, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    GEOG 255.



An examination of technical components of GIS. Topics include spatial representations, generalization and data management; computational algebra and set theory; digital surfaces and terrain models. Quantitative.


Geographic Information Science II is an course in the design, development, and application of geographic information systems (GIS) and related technologies for students in Natural Resources Conservation, Forestry, Environmental and social studies and other related disciplines. The lecture focuses on conceptual issues in GIS database design and development, analysis, and communication. The laboratory portion will provide students with hands-on contact with GIS software products, such as ArcGIS, used in the analysis of geographically referenced data sets. Students must have taken GEOG 255 or other equivalent GIS courses.

Note: No labs in the first week of class


  • Lab 25%
  • Midterm 30%
  • Final Exam 30%
  • Term Project 15%

Registrar Notes:

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