The Certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Cartography is designed to give the student a substantial background in the fields of geographic information systems and digital cartography. Students completing the program will be familiar with the terminology, techniques and theory of GIS and cartography. Hands-on computer experience is a major feature of many of the courses. The program complements majors in disciplines other than geography while increasing the geography major's preparation for the job market.

May be taken at graduate and undergraduate levels. The student must earn a grade point average of at least 3.00 in the courses taken for the certificate. It is the responsibility of the student to notify the Head of the Department of Geography during or immediately after the semester in which the course requirements will be or have been completed. Up to 3 credits can be transferred from another institution. For graduate credit GEOG 3310 can be substituted with GEOG 6286 Studies in GIS.

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Department of Geography
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University of Northern Iowa
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Required Coursework


GEOG 3310 Geographic Information Systems I
     GEOG 6286 Studies in: GIS
GEOG 4320/5320 Geographic Information Systems II
GEOG 4360/5360 Thematic Cartography

Electives 6

Select two of the following:


GEOG 4310/5310

GIS Applications: (Variable Topic)

GEOG 4335/5335 Web Mapping and GIS
GEOG 4340/5340 Spatial Data Analysis
GEOG 4350/5350 Global Positioning System Field Survey Methods
GEOG 4370/5370 Remote Sensing of the Environment
GEOG 4380/5380 Satellite Image Processing
GEOG 4385/5385 Advanced Unmanned Aerial Systems Mapping
GEOG 4390/5390 GIS Programming

Total Hours 15