Explore the world of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and how it's being used to solve real world problems in this introductory course. Learn about data models, file formats, and geodatabases. Discuss the various software and hardware tools currently in use, with a focus on ArcGIS. Learn how to work with ArcMap and ArcCatalog. Work with coordinate reference systems, symbolize data, compose a map, create data from coordinate tables, and work with tables. Build and populate a file geodatabase and implement topology. Learn where to acquire GIS data.