Fundamentals of 3D GIS

Fundamentals of 3D GIS

Course Number: ERT X455

3 units

From trees to buildings, 3D mapping supports enhanced spatial understanding and collaboration. Learn to harness GIS tools for creating, editing, and managing sharable 3D content. To better understand the application of 3D GIS, this course will explore core methods of Geodesign, in addition to introducing commonly used 3D software and tools, including:

  • Building Information Modeling (BIM)
  • SketchUp
  • CityEngine


Familiarity with Microsoft Windows.  
Successful completion of one of the following:  
- Introduction to ArcGIS (ERT 802.2)
- Principles of Web GIS Applications (ERT X104)
- Learning ArcGIS Desktop: A Self-Paced Online Course (ERT 808.1)
- Equivalent course from accredited college or university (official transcripts required)  
- Consent of program coordinator

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