Fundamentals of GIS

    EXERM 4274 is offered this fall:

Enhance the per­for­mance of your mea­sur­ing, map­ping, mod­el­ing, and mon­i­tor­ing by tap­ping the pow­er of Geo­graph­ic Infor­ma­tion Sys­tems (GIS). Learn the con­cepts that dri­ve GIS, the basics of car­tog­ra­phy, and the dif­fer­ences between var­i­ous GIS packages.

Course at a glance
What you will learn

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

    • Understand the basics of Geographical Information Systems (GIS).
    • Open and query geographic files.
    • Determine what types of files can be loaded in a GIS.
    • Understand how GPS can be used within a GIS environment.
    • Locate geographic files for specific purposes.
    • Understand discrepancies between NAD 27 and NAD 83.
    • Operate a mapping program.

Offered:

Take note:
  • eClass access will be available a few days prior to the official start date of the course for students to prepare for some pre-class computer/laptop set-up;  advanced registration is recommended for student success.
  • Computer/Laptops are required and must be ready to upload the required course software (QGIS) and related documents, files, and resources as provided in eClass prior to the first day of the course. 
  • Students are expected to sign into eClass prior to the first day of the course to set-up their computer/laptop.
  • A post-assignment will be required to be completed after the last class session, and will be due by the end date of the course.
Overall Schedule
Lecture/Class Schedule
Oct 6Nov 17
Mondays

Tuesdays

Wednesdays

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm MT

Thursdays

Fridays

Saturdays

Sundays

Nov 24 — post-class component closes

Students in this section may have post-class readings or assessments to complete.

Syn­chro­nous online learning, eClass

21 hours of instruction

In synchronous online courses, students move through the course material at the same pace as their peers. These courses also provide learners with pre-scheduled online lectures that have the instructor and students interacting at the same time. All components of this type of course are accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool. for­mat details

Pierre Lardeux

Your Instructor

Pierre LardeuxID: pierre-lardeux

Class info
  • This is a syn­chro­nous course that fea­tures live online activ­i­ties at pre­de­ter­mined times. For the real-time class­room ses­sions, a com­put­er with both audio input and out­put (such as a micro­phone-equipped head­set) is required. To start your online learn­ing expe­ri­ence vis­it www​.ext​-leo​.ca/​s​t​u​dents
  • 21 course hours in total
  • Cost assistance: may be eli­gi­ble for the Cana­da-Alber­ta Job Grant, the Canada Training Benefit, and the Skilled Immigrant Micro-Loan.
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    Cor­po­rate mul­ti-reg­is­tra­tion pack­ages (groups of 4 or more) are avail­able for most Exten­sion cours­es. Con­tact us at corporate.learning@ualberta.ca for pre­ferred pricing.
  • Open for registration until October 6, 2021. Register at least one week before the course start date to secure your spot. If space is available you may register until the day the course starts. Refunds, withdrawals & transfers policies
This course has no prerequisites

Students from all educational backgrounds welcome. You can register for this course without applying and enrolling in a program.

Take note:

  • eClass access will be available a few days prior to the official start date of the course for students to prepare for some pre-class computer/laptop set-up;  advanced registration is recommended for student success.
  • Computer/Laptops are required and must be ready to upload the required course software (QGIS) and related documents, files, and resources as provided in eClass prior to the first day of the course. 
  • Students are expected to sign into eClass prior to the first day of the course to set-up their computer/laptop.
  • A post-assignment will be required to be completed after the last class session, and will be due by the end date of the course.
Currently counts towards

We recommend that you apply to the program as soon as possible to lock in your course requirements as they are subject to change.

*If you are already enroled in this program, please refer to your specific program requirements as outlined at the time of your admission: Bear Tracks > Academic Advisement.

This is a skills-enhancing course in

You can register for and take a course without applying and enrolling into the program.

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New course schedules are released each June and November.

EXERM 4274 is offered this fall: