May 25, 2019  
Mansfield University 2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
Mansfield University 2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Mapping Technology Minor


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Offered by the Department of Geography and Geology
Professor Dodson (chairperson)
Associate Professor Demchak
Assistant Professors Kennedy, Kopf, Shears, Stocks
Instructors Dillon, Guignard, Dom, Wilson
 


The minor in Mapping Technology provides a basic grounding in Geographic Information Science and is an appropriate add-on for a wide variety of majors.  It is also useful for students going on to graduate school.

Program Objectives:

  • Provide a basic grounding in Geographic Information Science
  • Provide a relevant minor for a wide variety of majors as well as students considering graduate school
  • Enhance the employability of graduates by providing them with a relevant academic credential

Program Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will demonstrate the ability to produce and interpret maps, charts, and graphs
  • Identify the necessary components of a map, including symbology, legend and scale
  • Input GPS data into a GIS
  • Describe the different components of a GIS:  hardware, software and data
  • Correctly read contour lines on a topographic map
  • Determine acreage and township / range location on a topographic map

18 s.h.

Program Requirements


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