What is the GIS/GPS program?
Traditionally, maps have been used to explore the Earth and analyze its resources. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology, as an expansion of computer-based cartographic science, has enhanced the efficiency and analytic power of traditional mapping. Global Positioning System technology (GPS) provides spatial data that are essential to GIS operations. Over the past years, GIS and GPS have become closely integrated and are increasingly being used by government agencies and businesses that use spatial information.
Many occupations use GIS and GPS for applications ranging from resource allocation to market analysis. Some of the leading industries that use GIS and GPS are: surveying and mapping, urban and regional planning, civil engineering and transportation, parks and recreational services, utility services, emergency response systems, agriculture, forestry, environmental management, retail business, property and real estate.
As a GIS/GPS student you will learn to:
Students will complete several projects and create a portfolio of their work.
Why study GIS/GPS?
The GIS/GPS program prepares students for careers in fields that rely on the gathering and interpretation of geographic information such as: governmental agencies, economic developers, land use planners, architects and builders, retail businesses and industries.