Portland-State-University 2022-2023 Bulletin

Geog 488 Geographic Information Systems I: Introduction

Introduces the general principles and application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Topics include geographic data models, the nature of geographic data, databases, data collection, mapmaking, and spatial analysis techniques. Students will use GIS software to complete a series of computer lab exercises that demonstrate a variety of approaches to the analysis and display of spatial data. Students enrolling in this class also must register for a computer lab section. This is the same course as USP 591 and may be taken only once for credit.



Cross Listed Courses

USP 591


Geog 380U or equivalent experience.


Geog 488L
  • Up one level
  • 400