NCGIA CORE CURRICULUM 1990 Version
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The National Center for Geographic Information Analysis (NCGIA) is a research consortium whose main focus is to conduct basic research in geographic information science and its related technology. There are three sites in the consortium: University of California at Santa Barbara, State University of New York at Buffalo, and the University of Maine. The Center for Spatially Integrated Social Science (CSISS) is another site at Santa Barbara that is worth looking at.

The official reference for this material is: Goodchild, M.F., and K.K. Kemp, eds.  1990.  NCGIA Core Curriculum in GIS.
National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis, University of California, Santa Barbara CA.

The following Core Curriculum literature provides fundamental course content assistance for educators as lecture materials. The compilation is not meant to be a comprehensive textbook, but rather several lecture note outlines. Included on this page are links to the unit images. Depending on your connection, some VIEW links may take a while to download as the image files are fairly large. These pages are best viewed with a desktop area of 800 by 600 pixels. For instructions on how to change the desktop area to this setting click here.
 

UNIT
SUBJECT COVERED 
IMAGES
1 WHAT IS GIS? VIEW
2 MAPS AND MAP ANALYSIS VIEW
3 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS VIEW
4 THE RASTER GIS VIEW
5 RASTER GIS CAPABILITIES VIEW
6 SAMPLING THE WORLD VIEW
7 DATA INPUT VIEW
8 SOCIO-ECONOMIC DATA VIEW
9 ENVIRONMENTAL AND NATURAL RESOURCE DATA VIEW
10 SPATIAL DATABASES AS MODELS OF REALITY VIEW
11 SPATIAL OBJECTS AND DATABASE MODELS VIEW
12 RELATIONSHIPS AMONG SPATIAL OBJECTS VIEW
13 THE VECTOR OR OBJECT GIS VIEW
14 VECTOR GIS CAPABILITIES VIEW
15 SPATIAL RELATIONSHIPS IN SPATIAL ANALYSIS VIEW
16 OUTPUT VIEW
17 GRAPHIC OUTPUT DESIGN ISSUES VIEW
18 MODES OF USER/GIS INTERACTION VIEW
19 GENERATING COMPLEX PRODUCTS VIEW
20 GIS AS ARCHIVES VIEW
21 THE RASTER/VECTOR DATABASE DEBATE VIEW
22 THE OBJECT/LAYER DEBATE VIEW
23 HISTORY OF GIS VIEW
24 GIS MARKETPLACE VIEW
25 TRENDS IN GIS VIEW
26 GENERAL COORDINATE SYSTEMS VIEW
27 MAP PROJECTIONS VIEW
28 AFFINE AND CURVILINEAR TRANSFORMATIONS VIEW
29 DISCRETE GEOREFERENCING VIEW
30 STORAGE OF COMPLEX OBJECTS VIEW
31 EFFICIENT STORAGE OF LINES - CHAIN CODES VIEW
32 SIMPLE ALGORITHMS I - INTERSECTION OF LINES VIEW
33 SIMPLE ALGORITHMS II - POLYGONS VIEW
34 THE POLYGON OVERLAY OPERATION VIEW
35 RASTER STORAGE VIEW
36 HIERARCHICAL DATA STRUCTURES VIEW
37 QUADTREE ALGORITHMS AND SPATIAL INDEXES VIEW
38 DIGITAL ELEVATION MODELS VIEW
39 THE TIN MODEL VIEW
40 SPATIAL INTERPOLATION I VIEW
41 SPATIAL INTERPOLATION II VIEW
42 TEMPORAL AND THREE-DIMENSIONAL REPRESENTATIONS VIEW
43 DATABASE CONCEPTS I VIEW
44 DATABASE CONCEPTS II VIEW
45 ACCURACY OF SPATIAL DATABASES VIEW
46 MANAGING ERROR VIEW
47 FRACTALS VIEW
48 LINE GENERALIZATION VIEW
49 VISUALIZATION OF SPATIAL DATA VIEW
50 COLOR VIEW
51 GIS APPLICATION AREAS VIEW
52 RESOURCE MANAGEMENT APPLICATIONS VIEW
53 URBAN PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT APPLICATIONS VIEW
54 CADASTRAL RECORDS AND LIS VIEW
55 FACILITIES MANAGEMENT (AM/FM) VIEW
56 COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS VIEW
57 DECISION MAKING USING MULTIPLE CRITERIA VIEW
58 LOCATION-ALLOCATION ON NETWORKS VIEW
59 SPATIAL DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS VIEW
60 SYSTEM PLANNING OVERVIEW VIEW
61 FUNCTIONAL REQUIREMENTS STUDY VIEW
62 SYSTEM EVALUATION VIEW
63 BENCHMARKING VIEW
64 PILOT PROJECT VIEW
65 COSTS AND BENEFITS VIEW
66 DATABASE CREATION VIEW
67 IMPLEMENTATION ISSUES VIEW
68 IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGIES FOR LARGE ORGANIZATIONS VIEW
69 GIS STANDARDS VIEW
70 LEGAL ISSUES VIEW
71 DEVELOPMENT OF NATIONAL GIS POLICY VIEW
72 GIS AND GLOBAL SCIENCE VIEW
73 GIS AND SPATIAL COGNITION VIEW
74 KNOWLEDGE BASED TECHNIQUES VIEW
75 THE FUTURE OF GIS VIEW


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