What is GIS?

A geographic information system (GIS) allows us to view, understand, question, interpret, and visualize data in many ways that reveal relationships, patterns, and trends in the form of maps, globes, reports, and charts.

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Geographic Information Systems (GIS) (computerized mapping and analysis) has become one of the hottest areas of interest for students and a highly marketable skill. It is often listed as one of the top recession-proof jobs.

GIS is utilized heavily in several fields, namely cartography, surveying, photogrammetry, urban and regional planning, demographers and social scientists, and in many levels of government.

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The Department of Geography & Environment now proudly offers a Bachelor of Science in GIS with core classes honing in on real-world skill sets.

Take the plunge with Introduction to Mapping & GIS and start doing some heavy lifting with GIS I & II. Discover how and why the earth is changing in Remote Sensing of the Environment. Learn 3D modeling using Sketch Up in Geovisualization. Create your own collection of interactive web maps using ArcGIS server, multiple APIs & Amazon Web Services in Web Mapping and GIS services.