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November 9, 2017 at 3:50 pm

New Online Certificate Designed for Professionals Using Geospatial Technologies

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The Geography Department introduces a new online graduate certificate designed for recent graduates and professionals who need to use geospatial technologies in their careers but lack sufficient background in GIS and cartography.

No prior background in GIS is needed for this certificate.

The Geospatial Information Science: GIS & Cartography Certificate is fully online and is designed for professionals who need to think spatially, interpret maps, and creatively use geospatial technologies, which are fundamental skills expected in a wide variety of careers today. Maps and mapping technologies also underlie a significant proportion of everyday decision making and communication.

Acquiring such skills requires formal training in many topics related to the interdisciplinary field of Geospatial Information Science (GIS). The certificate’s curriculum has been designed carefully to provide a balanced background in the three core areas of GIS:

  • Theoretical foundations of mapping and geospatial analysis
  • Use of geospatial technologies for creating, mapping, and analyzing geographic information
  • General computational and/or information analysis skills

For more information, contact the certificate coordinator: Dr. Gaurav Sinha, Associate Professor in the Geography Department at Ohio University.

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