Geographic Information Systems

GIS Lab 

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is a combination of modern technology and geographic data that provides insight, knowledge, and analysis to modern spatial problems. Cartography is the art, science, and technology of making and using maps. Together GIS and cartography provide indispensable tools for governance, society, commerce, and environmental management. The need for basic and applied research in these fields has never been greater and decision makers today rely on geospatial intelligence to manage natural and cultural resources, retail trade, coordinate emergency response, enforce laws, and conduct military operations.


Students with a background in GIS and cartography will find positions as GIS analysts, coordinators, and technicians, land information specialists, cartographers and cartographic illustrators, remote sensing analysts, surveyors, photogrammetric technicians, emergency response managers, geospatial analysts and coordinators, transportation route and inventory specialists.