An introduction to the theory and uses of Geographic Information Systems to capture, store, query, and analyze data referenced to a location on the Earth's surface. Topics include history and applications, map projections, coordinate systems, data sources, structures, and models, along with methods of data acquisition, management, manipulation, analysis, and visualization. The lab component will provide students hands-on experiences with ArcGIS software. Course must be completed with a "C" or better to progress in the GIS program. Crosslisted with GEOG 2344.