The advancements in geospatial technologies have greatly enhanced the methods in which we can observe and analyze the dynamic forces at work on our planet. Additionally, careers in geospatial technology are at an all-time high ever since the introduction of geographic information systems (GIS) in the 1980’s. Today, geospatial technologies include GIS, global positioning satellite (GPS) technology, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) surveying and mapping, remote sensing, programming, spatial statistics, World Wide Web mapping applications, and Cloud based data retrieval, storage, and mapping.
The faculty of the Geography and Geosciences department, with support from the Center for Geographic Information Science, ensure our students are provided with all the necessary tools and resources, as they choose from a variety of research topics in which to hone their skills including; demographics, urban analysis, transportation, environment, hydrology and public health. In addition, our Helton Geographic Information Sciences laboratory offers a learning environment second to none. Qualified students may also have the opportunity to gain additional real-world experience by working as an intern with an area business or government agency. Combined, the geospatial technologies track confirms that our students are fully prepared as they transition from student to career professional.