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World GIS Day at Ventura College
Friday, November 16, 2018
At Ventura College
Registration is NOT OPEN (no cost and includes free lunch): see GISDAY
Interested in Presenting your GIS work? OR
Are you a vendor who would like to show your products? Contact Chuck Roberts (949-423-9775; firstname.lastname@example.org)
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GIS is a rapidly growing industry. It combines the power of maps with the functionality of a interactive computer database. It allows for the input, manipulation, analysis, and output of any data located by real world coordinates (eg, Longitude/Latitude). What is GIS? To Find out more about GIS via the World Wide Web
Ventura College first offered courses in Geographic Information
Systems (GIS) in fall 1998.
The first course was, Introduction to Geographic Information Systems. That course is now numbered Geog 26 and is titled, Introduction to GIS Software (see below). Now we also offer a course titled Fundamentals of Mapping and Geographic Information Systems(see below). The college hired the instructor who designed the initial course, Steve Palladino, as a full time faculty member in Geography and GIS in Spring 1999. Steve is the primary contact for the VC GIS Program.
Fundamentals of Mapping and Geographic Information Systems (Geog/GIS 22). This course focuses on understanding what GIS is and how it can be used. It also explores the other geotechnologies (map reading and analysis, remote sensing, GPS, digital cartography) which are related to GIS. Although it can be taken after Geog 26, in most cases it would be best to take this course first, as it provides the background to work effectively with GIS software. This course also is transferable to UCSB and CSU. (It was known for 1 semester as Geog 89B.) Both entry level classes include hands-on practice with the software (though GEOG/GIS 26 is more hands-on).
Introduction to GIS Software (Geog/GIS 26) is designed to provide direct access to GIS software skills, by introducing an industry standard GIS package (ArcGIS 10) During this 8-week course, student, review and practice the basic functionality of ArcView. By the end of this course the student is ready to begin applying the software to mapping and analyzing their environment. (It is recommended that GEOG/GIS 22 be taken prior to, with, or soon after taking GEOG/GIS 26).
GIS Applications: Project Development (Geog/GIS 28A) This course is an exploration of various GIS techniques and concepts though an active learning project-based approach. Students work with the instructor and each other to define, propose, design, and execute a project that incorporates GIS skills and knowledge. (Pre-requisite: GEOG/GIS. 26, both GEOG/GIS. 22 and/ GEOG/GIS. 26 are preferred; you need to be proficient with ArcGIS Desktop).
GIS Applications: Advanced Project Development (Geog/GIS 28B) This course is an exploration of various, more advanced GIS techniques and concepts though an active learning project-based approach. Students work with the instructor and each other to define, propose, design, and execute a project that either builds on their GEOG/GIS 28A projector or incorporates new GIS skills and knowledge. (Pre-requisite: GEOG/GIS. 28A, both GEOG/GIS. 22 and/ GEOG/GIS. 26 are preferred; you need to be proficient with ArcGIS Desktop).
Introduction to GPS (Geog/GIS 24): GEOG/GIS24 is currently not offered. When it is, it is an introduction to basic GPS concepts and the uses of GPS receivers. This 24-hour course is designed to introduce GPS to those who are considering using it in recreational, work, and research activities. The course will combine classroom instruction and practical hands-on exercises, with participants working in small teams. Hand-held GPS receivers, integrated Mapping/GPS units (Trimble GeoXTs), and a professional backpack model are used in this.
Completion time for this Proficiency Award will usually be 1.5 to 2 years.Other Ventura College Geography and Geology Courses
Completing the suite of GIS courses at Ventura College, qualifies a student for this department awarded Proficiency Award. It takes a minimum of 3 semesters to complete the Award. Contact Steve Palladino for more information.
The breakdown of course requirementsis as follows (for this slightly revised P.A. starting Fall 2014):
|REQUIRED COURSES:||Course #||Title||Units|
|GEOG/GIS V22||Fundamentals of Mapping and Geographic Information Systems (offered every fall)||3|
|GEOG/GIS V26||Introduction to Geographic Information Systems Software (offered every spring)||2|
|GEOG/GIS V28A||GIS Applications: Project Development (offered in the same semesters as GEOG/GIS 26)||1.5|
|GEOG/GIS V28B||GIS Applications: Advanced Project Development (Concurrent with GEOG/GIS 28A)||1.5|
Steve Palladino, GIS Director, GIS/Geography/ESRM Instructor