Fall 2002

General Information

This is the original course that was created in the late 1990's as part of the CE 2000 curriculum - a extensively revised Civil Engineering curriculum at the University of Hartford. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology is rapidly expanding into most areas of Civil Engineering - a fact recognized as one of the major reasons behind the development of the new curriculum. As a major part of CE 2000, GIS principals will be incorporated into several courses such as Transportation Engineering, Water resources Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Water Quality Engineering, and this course, Introduction to Surveying and Geographic Information Systems,  which contains aspects of surveying and GIS.

A GIS has been defined by Clarke as "an automated system for the capture, storage, retrieval, analysis, and display of spatial data". The "automated system" that will be used in this course, is the ArcView GIS software produced by Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI). Laboratory exercises and the lectures will be available on this Web Site. Completing lab reports and homework assignments may require access to WWW sites for background material and data, and lab reports and homework assignments will be submitted via the Internet. A syllabus for the course is available for review. Individual lab exercises can accessed through the syllabus on this web site.

The construction of the GATE site was made possible by grants from the National Science Foundation, the NASA Connecticut Space Grant Consortium, and the University of Hartford's College of Engineering.

This site was last updated:
September 4, 2003
by Donald J. Leone