This program prepares students to apply the technologies of geographic information systems, cartography, and multispectral remote sensing, to various disciplines. These cross-disciplinary research tools analyze and portray data across time and geographic space. Although offered through the departments of Environmental Science & Management, Forestry, and Geography, each course carries the GSP (Geospatial) prefix.
Geospatial technologies portray and analyze geographic location and characteristics of physical and human environments. Applying these software technologies, geospatial data is layered and analyzed to understand and communicate complex phenomena such as natural disasters, environmental impact, land coverage change, migrating populations, crime patterns, global warming, and changing economic trends. Geospatial analysis skills are applicable to a growing list of professions, and increasingly sought after by employers.