GS2310 - Project Planning and Management

The skills developed in this course will help students select, design, build, and implement a complex GIS application in response to an industry defined problem, using a business project management model. The course will assist students in negotiating the complexities of project management unique to this sector, as well as issues such as client relations, time management and scheduling, costing and budgeting, data acquisition, negotiating intellectual property rights and copyrights and managing team work and interactions. Project design principles and cartographic standards, together with guest lectures, will provide a foundation for the iterative process of planning, establishing schedules, and writing a GIS project proposal. Project Planning and Management will act as an introduction to the major GIS project in the final semester, and develops a skill set critical to its success.

This course is offered in the following programs:
GIS Applications Specialist (Post Diploma)