Program Code: TE450
BEYOND GOOGLE EARTH:
The geospatial industry acquires, integrates, manages, analyzes, maps, distributes, and uses geographic, temporal and spatial information and knowledge. The industry includes basic and applied research, technology development, education, and applications to address the planning, decision-making, asset management, and operational needs of people and organizations of all types.
A geographic information system (GIS) lets one visualize, question, analyze, and interpret geospatial data to understand relationships, patterns, and trends. GIS benefits organizations of all sizes and in almost every industry. Nowadays, almost every industry is finding new ways to use GIS. Literally, there are thousands of GIS applications in use today with a growing interest in and awareness of the economic and strategic value of GIS.
Throughout the program, students will learn how to utilize geospatial technology to address social and environmental issues. Courses will explore a range of topics essential to the geographic information systems (GIS) field, from cartographic design, remote sensing, data and project management and system implementation to database design and execution. In class and real world projects will prepare the student to apply the acquired knowledge to the vast applications in many industries today. Job opportunities exist in environmental science, government sector, agriculture, engineering, criminal justice and police, fire science, public safety, construction and many private industries to name a few.