GIS/Remote Sensing

Geographic Information Science and Remote Sensing emphasizes using geospatial technology to analyze the spatial interactions among natural and social forces at multiple scales across the Earth’s surface, and exploring the impacts of using such technology on social and cultural interactions. The integration of these tools into our research lies at the heart of the discipline of Geography. Geospatial technology, which is a major geographic method used to analyze these forces, has been identified by external sources as one the key areas where high job growth is expected in the coming decades. For example, the United States Department of Labor High Growth Job Training Initiative identifies “Geospatial Technology” as one of 14 sectors that are “expected to add substantial new jobs to the economy or affect the growth of other industries.”