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Computer Science 1710. Object-Oriented Programming I. An introduction to fundamental programming techniques, primitive data types and operations, program control structures and the use of objects, classes and methods. Three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisites: Mathematics 1090 (or equivalent), or Mathematics 1000, which can be taken concurrently.

Geography 2195. Introduction to Geographic Information Sciences. An introduction to the fields of cartography, remote sensing, and GIS. Emphasis on the understanding and appreciation of maps and map-like images. Three hours of lecture per week.

Geography 3202. Introduction to Cartography. An introduction to the field of cartography and its different components, including: projections, generalization, cartographic design, data classification, topographic and thematic mapping. Laboratory exercises will utilize Geographic Information Systems software. Three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisites: Geography 2195 or permission of instructor. Instructor: R. Devillers.

Geography 3250. Introduction to Remote Sensing. An introduction to digital image analysis. Will include many aspects of pre-processing and processing of airborne and satellite imagery. Prerequisites: Geography 2195 and Mathematics 1000. Three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory per week. Instructor: É. Simms.

Geography 3260. Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS). The course introduces the principles of GIS as they relate to spatial data input, structures, management, integration, analysis and output. Laboratory exercises permit students to use GIS software and explore how it can be applied to a wide variety of disciplines and real world issues. Prerequisites: Geography 2195 and Mathematics 1000. Three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory per week. Instructor: A. Simms.

Geography 4202. Advanced Cartography. This course will provide students with advanced knowledge in computer-based cartography required to produce final geographic datasets and maps. Laboratory exercises will utilize Geographic Information Systems software. Three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: Geography 3202 or permission of instructor. Instructor: R. Devillers.

Geography 4250. Environmental Image Analysis. Remote sensing techniques applied to various environmental problems. Techniques include selection of the system for data acquisition (airborne or satellite imagery), planning of a ground truth survey, and of data processing. Applications to high and low density urban areas, agricultural, forestry, coastal zone, oceanic, and environmental monitoring. Prerequisite: Geography 3250. Three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory per week. Instructor: É. Simms.

Geography 4261. Advanced Methods in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). The course explores the nature and use of advanced GIS algorithms, discrete and continuous data structures, computational methods and analysis of error for the purpose of analyzing and modeling spatial patterns and processes. Laboratory exercises permit students to use GIS software to explore as well as develop problem solving and modeling skills for a wide variety of real world applications. Prerequisite: Geography 3260 and Mathematics 2050. Three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory per week. Instructor: A. Simms.

Geography 4290. Geographic Information Sciences Practicum. Students participate in cartography, a geographic information system, or a remote sensing, application or research project. Students will serve as interns in governmental, in institutional or private agencies, or in non-profit organizations. Instructional field placement course for the diploma in GISciences. Six hours per week or a total of 72 hours of research or laboratory work. Prerequisites: Geography 4202, 4250, 4261, and to be enrolled in the diploma in Geographic Information Sciences. Instructor: The host site provides supervision for this course. The Diploma Coordinator assists with the supervision and approves the evaluation.

Geography 4919. Integrative Practicum in Geographic Information Sciences. Students are involved in a project integrating aspects of cartography, geographic information systems, and remote sensing. Students will have access to the GISciences Research Laboratory to complete their project. This is the capstone course for the students registered in the GISciences diploma program. It involves the knowledge and experiences acquired over the years in the program. Instructional field placement course for the diploma in GISciences. Six hours per week or a total of 72 hours of individual research or laboratory work. Prerequisites: Geography 4202, 4250, 4261, and to be enrolled in the diploma in Geographic Information Sciences. Instructors: A. Simms, É. Simms and R. Devillers.

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