Geographical Information technologies
Students will study Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and related geospatial technologies including satellite-based mapping systems, remote sensing, and land survey. Practical, lab-based applications are emphasized.
Both the certificate and degree options are offered as stand-alone choices. Students who complete the GIT degree may choose to enter the workforce, or continue their education at a 4-year institution.
Students pursuing the Certificate of Completion may choose a GIS or Surveying Concentration. It's critical to meet with an advisor to design your academic schedule as some courses may be offered only in certain terms.
Solar study: U of M students seek state's sunniest places — Rick Kupchella's BringMeTheNews
The students are using geographic information systems technology and Lidar data, which is 3D aerial imaging of the Earth's surface, gathered by aircraft with laser-based technology, the students note in a 10-minute video that explains the project (below).
Location Theory and Decision Analysis: Analytics of Spatial Information Technology