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