Geographic and Land Information Systems

Geographic and Land Information Systems Fundamentals

A Geographic Information System (GIS) is a computer-based system used for scientific investigations, resource management, urban planning, cartography, criminology, marketing and natural disaster planning. A Land Information System (LIS) is a special component of GIS dealing with land resources.

  • Comprehensive curriculum emphasizes:
    • digital geographic data
    • use of hands-on mapping software
    • graphic communication techniques (map making)
  • First year of the program provides the fundamentals of the basic sciences and digital geographic data, with a major emphasis on learning mapping software and techniques of land surveying
  • Major focus of second year is becoming proficient in mapping software and geographic problem solving

Our Faculty

  • are innovative and interactive
  • use multimedia technology to compliment hands-on instructional approach 

Akron Advantage

Real-world Experience

Gain practical professional experience through a student-managed GIS project and a student internship at a local
government agency or business. Participation gives you firsthand, on-the-job training in the field of your choice.

GIS/LIS Student Organization

Interact with other geographic and land information systems students and professionals in the field through organizations such as:

  • Gathering of Potential Surveyors

Sample Curriculum


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