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Using Geospatial Technologies to Explore Your World

​​​​​​​​                                                                       ​​​​​​​​ by Vanessa​ Engstrom​

The Santiago Canyon College Geography Department is pleased to announce a completely online Introduction​ to Geographic Information System course during the Spring 2019 semester. GEOG 155/SURV 155 will teach you and your students valuable technical skills. This class will explore Geographic Information System (GIS) software, which is a suite of tools that allows users to map and analyze spatial data. GIS is just one part of the larger geospatial technology industry.

Why should students take a class in geospatial technologies?

​1. It isn't just for geographers. ​:)

2. Geospatial technology is considered an emerging industry.

3. Geospatial technology is a high-growth industry.

4. Job opportunities include local, state and federal government agencies as well as private sector jobs.

5. Types of job titles include: Geospatial Intelligence Subject Matter Expert, Geographic Information System Analyst (GIS Analyst), GIS Coordinator, GIS Specialist, cartographer or photogrammetrist.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor

​Geospatial technology is a skill that can be applied to any major. 

The graphic below​ shows just some of the industries using GIS. To explore how GIS is used, check out http://www.esri.com/industries.

Business - Government - Natural Resources - Public Safety​  

Insurance
  Community  Development
Agriculture   
Emergency Call Taking 
   CAD and RMS
Retail    
Defense  
Climate Weather 
Emergency/Disaster
Management
​Manu​facturing 
Earth Sciences  
Conservation    
​Fire and Emergency 
services
Real Estate 
Elected and Appointed
Officials
Environmental   ​Management
Homeland/National​
Security
Banking
Intelligence 
Forestry    
​ Law Enforcement
Media & Entertainment
Land Administration   
Mining    
​Supply Chain
National Mapping &
 Charting
Oceans  
Official Statistics​
​Petroleum
​​Public Works​
​Water Resources
​​

Transportation - Utilities & Communication - Additional Industries
 

​    Airports & Aviation  
   Electric    
​Education
    ​Highways
​   Gas 
​​Health & Human Services
​    Ports and Maritime  
   ​Pipeline   
​Sustain​able development​
​    Public Transport 
​  Telecommunications​
​​    Railways   ​
​  Water Utilities

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​​If you would like to incorporate GIS activities into your class, please contact Vanessa Engstrom at engstrom_vanessa@sccollege.edu.

 

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