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Geospatial Technologies Minor

Learn to Map the Earth Using Modern Tools and Technology
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Geospatial Technologies Minor Program Overview
Working directly with key players who utilized and applied such knowledge daily elevated the learning experience to an entirely new level, and I'm glad I took advantage of the opportunity.
Geospatial Technologies Minor Student
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Learn To

Design a map that clearly demonstrates a geographic pattern or process

Read and explain information displayed on specialized thematic maps

Determine and explain how a geographic model applies to a place, culture or environmental system

Alumni Work As:

Produce data layers, maps, graphs and reports using GIS technology. (Source)

Measure, record or evaluate geological data, using sonic, electronic, electrical, seismic or gravity-measuring instruments to prospect for oil or gas. (Source)

Collect, measure and interpret geographic information to create and update maps and charts for regional planning, education and other purposes. (Source)

Determine the data a project calls for, typically on behalf of surveyors, engineers and remote sensing scientists. (Source)

Study the weather and climate. (source)

Collect soil data, consult, investigate, evaluate, interpret, plan or inspect in relation to soil science. (Source)

Evaluate scientific data and research about the climate. (Source)

Assess and plan the use of land, community areas and other urban locations.