This course offers an introduction to managing and processing geographic information in a digital world with a focus on Indigenous communities (i.e. Reserves). Emphasis will be placed on the nature of geographic information in a digital environment, types of spatial data, coordinate systems, datums, map projections, and performing basic functions in a Geographic Information System (GIS).
The course is comprised of lectures and labs and an online discussion board. Lectures will focus on the introductory elements of the above noted topics. Labs are designed so that students will gain first-hand experience in exploring spatial data and presentation in a GIS. All labs will utilize Indigenous community spatial data. The on-line discussion board will focus on a weekly topic for students to participate in.
This course will be delivered in person at TRU.
This is the third course in the First Nation Applied Lands Management Certificate.