GEOG 7 in Summer

Geography 7 (Introduction to Geographic Information Systems) ONLINE is a general education (GE) lab science course open to all UCLA students. Learn how to make maps, perform spatial analysis, and more!


Students do not have to be physically present on the UCLA campus to take Geography 7 in Summer.

Course description: The purpose of this course is to introduce students to fundamental principles and concepts behind the use and application of geographic information systems (GIS). Students will learn how to think spatially, become familiar with information technology, produce maps, and learn how to conduct data analysis with GIS. Key concepts and ideas are reinforced through lab assignments and activities with GIS. This course fulfills several GE requirements, including lab science requirements (see UCLA course catalog for details). There are no prerequisites for this course, and the course is open to all students.

The following GIS concepts will be covered in detail:

  • Data, Information, and Where to Find Them
  • Map Anatomy
  • Cartographic Principles
  • Geospatial Data Mangement
  • Data Models for GIS
  • Geospatial Analysis: Vector Operations
  • Geospatial Analysis: Raster Operations
  • Web Mapping
  • GIS Project Management

The course is being offered in both Summer Session A and Summer Session C.