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Geographic Information Systems distance education

Bachelor of Applied Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is a computer-based science and technology that integrates computer hardware, software, data and skilled professionals. This tight integration enables the user to leverage the visual clarity of the maps with the analytical capabilities of a database to improve the decision making process.

GIS is a multidisciplinary tool that can be used anywhere geographybased data and information are used. In recent years, GIS has seen explosive growth in numerous industries and has become a standard in industry sectors including oil and gas, archaeology, business and marketing, environmental sciences, real estate, urban planning and more.

Some of the key GIS uses include the following:

  • as a support tool, helping companies inventory, manage and map their assets
  • as a powerful decision-making tool capable of presenting very effective solutions to problems
  • to create models that help predict future trends

The Bachelor of Applied Technology in Geographic Information Systems at SAIT Polytechnic is a fast-paced learning environment where we offer state-of-practice training in GIS and associated technologies such as cartography, computer programming, databases, global positioning systems (GPS) and remote sensing.

To obtain the Bachelor of Applied Technology in GIS, you must have a minimum of two years of post-secondary training from a recognized educational institute.

Degree candidates must complete a total of 60 SAIT academic credits and 800 hours of work practicum to graduate.

The applied GIS degree can be fully completed through online, distance learning.

Associated Certificated do not have any prerequisites and are offered through online, distance education.


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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 lab’s 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 nation’s boundaries and places, but also deeper shifts in its self-understanding

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What is Geographic Information System?

A computer application used to store, view, and analyze geographical information, especially maps.

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