Geographic Information Systems

GIS of Maricopa County Arizona, USAThis is a GIS map of the population of Maricopa County. Geospatial Technologies is the term used to describe Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Geographic Positioning System (GPS), and Remote Sensing technologies.

These technologies are applied in a variety of settings by many different users including: Civil Engineering (CH2M Hill, HDR), Urban Planning (City of Phoenix, City of Chandler, City of Mesa), Natural Resource Management (Az Fish & Game, National Park Service, BLM), archeologists, biologists, and geologists.

These programs are built on a solid foundation in geospatial concepts, as opposed to training in the associated software only. Students are equipped with fundamental spatial analysis concepts and skills that can be applied in a variety of public and private work environments where spatial data analysis is required.