Use and Applications of Free and Open-Source GIS Desktop Software

GIS 6320 3 Quarter Hours
Course Level CPS - Graduate
Description Offers students an opportunity to become familiar with free open-sourced software (FOSS) GIS desktop applications (QGIS and GRASS) and implementations. This includes authoring and managing vector and raster data; performing cartographic output utilizing QGIS Desktop, QGIS Browser, and QGIS Print Composer; performing basic, intermediate, and advanced spatial analysis within QGIS and GRASS utilizing a variety of plug-ins and tools; creating geoprocessing models using the QGIS Graphical Modeler; and interacting with and managing spatial databases using QGIS DB Manager and PostGIS. The geospatial domain has seen an explosion in the availability of FOSS and data, so much so that geospatial intelligence use is encouraged by the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF). Prereq. GIS 5102 and GIS 5201; geographic information technology MPS and certificate students only.


Students should refer to the CPS Prerequisite Table for course prerequisite and corequisite information.


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There are no current sections scheduled for this course. Undergraduate course numbers changed beginning with the Fall 2016 term. Please make sure you are using the current course number.
Next Term Starts
  • Spring Graduate
    Apr 10, 2017 (6- and 12-week classes)
    May 22, 2017 (6-week classes)
  • Summer Undergraduate
    May 8, 2017 (7.5- and 15-week classes)
    May 22, 2017 (7.5-week classes)
    July 3, 2017 (7.5-week classes)

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