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.
|Insurance|| Community Development||Agriculture ||
Emergency Call Taking |
CAD and RMS
|Retail ||Defense ||
Climate Weather ||Emergency/Disaster|
|Manufacturing ||Earth Sciences ||
Fire and Emergency |
|Real Estate ||
Elected and Appointed|
|Banking||Intelligence ||Forestry || Law Enforcement|
|Media & Entertainment||
Land Administration ||Mining |||
National Mapping &|
|||Public Works||Water Resources|||
| Airports & Aviation || Electric ||Education|
| Highways|| Gas ||Health & Human Services|
| Ports and Maritime || Pipeline ||Sustainable development|
| Public Transport || Telecommunications|||
| Railways || Water Utilities|||
If you would like to incorporate GIS activities into your class, please contact Vanessa Engstrom at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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