GST 101AA (Introduction to Geospatial Technology: Fundamentals of GIS, Spatial Data Models, Coordinate Systems, & Displaying Data)

Introduction to the fundamentals of Geospatial Technology, including fundamental of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Spatial Data Models, Coordinate Systems, & Displaying Data through a series of lectures and hands-on computer-based exercises. This course is designed to be used as a stand-alone course to complement other disciplines or as an entry level course into a geospatial program. Course content is based upon the United States Department of Labor�۪s Geospatial Technology Competency Model for entry level geospatial occupations including Geospatial or GIS Technicians and Technologists. Note: A companion course (GST101AB Introduction to Geospatial Technology: Creating Data, Remote Sensing & Aerial Photographs, and Basic Analysis Techniques) continues the sequence of topics to include Creating Data, Remote Sensing & Aerial Photographs, and Basic Analysis Techniques
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Primary Material Type:
Online Course
Del Mar College
Project Name:
National Information, Security, and Geospatial Technology Consortium (NISGTC)
geospatial, technology, geographic information systems, GIS, coordinate systems, map projections, raster, vector, analysis, cartography, mapping, digitizing

Industry / Occupation

Industry Partner:
Business Industry Leadership Team (BILT)
Industry Sector:
Information Technology -- Computer Operating Systems (Programming), Digital Forensics, Cyber Security, Network Security, IT Security (51)
Computer and Mathematical Occupations (15-0000)

Education / Instructional Information

Instructional Program:
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (11)
Credit Type:
  • Credit
Credential Type:
  • Certificate
  • Stacked/Latticed Credential Model
  • Associate Degree
Educational Level of Materials:
  • 1st year Community College or equivalent
Time Required:
96 Clock hours
Interactivity Type:
Mix of Active and Presentation.
Quality Rubric:
Quality Note:
The SMEs were all trained in the Universal Design for Learning protocols and principles before their course development effort started. All the courses were developed to the national GTCM standard and reviewed by the project manager Phillip Davis who helped establish the GTCM with DOL in 2010.
Quality of Subject Matter was assured by:
  • Other
Quality of Online/Hybrid Course Design assured by:
  • None
Course Note:
Marketable Skills Award Level I, Marketable Skills Award Level II and AAS GIS

Copyright / Licensing

Primary License:
Creative Commons License
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