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Geographic Information Science

Geographic Information Sciences aid in spatial problem solving and communication. Research and coursework emphasize Geographic Information Systems, Remote Sensing, Image Processing, Spatial Statistics, Qualitative Methods, Cartography and Visualization, and Spatial Modeling.

The Department undertakes significant research employing state-of-the-art methodology and offers extensive coursework on the subject at the graduate and undergraduate level. Remote Sensing involves the acquisition and analysis of information gathered from airborne platforms or satellite. This can involve the use of digital information for individual cells (pixels) or the interpretation of images. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are computer based programs used to process and analyze information that is spatially distributed across the Earth's surface. GIS can be used to aid in the understanding of such diverse processes as population dispersion, crime patterns, air pollution, and just about any other process, feature or activity. Our CESAR facility is among the very best for the application of remote sensing and GIS to geographic problems.

Geography faculty also specialize in both quantitative spatial analysis, qualitative methods, and automated cartography, and offer extensive coursework and research opportunities in those areas.


Geographic Information Science Research

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