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Welcome to GEOG 485 - GIS Programming and Customization (VBA)
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Quick Facts about GEOG 485
- Instructor: Jim Detwiler, Frank Hardisty
- Course Structure: Online, 10-12 hours a week for 10 weeks
- Overview: GEOG 485 is one of several courses students may choose as their final course that leads to Penn State's Postbaccalaureate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems. Students learn to use the Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) programming environment to add functionality to ArcView. No previous programming experience is assumed. Students who successfully complete the course are able to automate repetitive tasks, customize the ArcView interface, and share their customizations with others. Geography 485 requires use of ESRI's ArcView software. Prerequisite: GEOG 484