The applied Geographic Information System (GIS) program gives graduates the critical knowledge to succeed in the challenging world of geospatial technologies. This includes advanced classes and labs in global positioning systems (Trimble),remote sensing (ERDAS IMAGINE),GIS (ArcGIS) and web-based mapping and spatial analysis. In particular,applications of these technologies in the oil and gas industry,parcel mapping,local government,national security and market research are featured. Additionally,this program is designed to enhance an individual's knowledge in scientific investigations,resource management,asset management,environmental impact assessment,and urban planning. GIS technologies use digital information,for which various digitized data creation methods are used.
Master of Science (MS)
30-36 Credit Hours
The digital Paullin arrives at what seems like a fortuitous moment. In recent years, scholars have paid increasing attention to the spatial aspects of history, using sophisticated Geographic Information Systems technology to reveal previously unseen patterns of change. The Richmond labâs 2012 Visualizing Emancipation project, for example, plots out intricate interactions between federal policy, the Union and Confederate Armies, and thousands of enslaved people, illuminating how liberation unfolded on the ground.
At the same time, other researchers are taking a fresh look at old maps, exploring how they represent not just changes in the nationâs boundaries and places, but also deeper shifts in its self-understanding