GIS Certificates

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"A geographic information system is a computer hardware and software system that is used to store, display, analyze, and map information. Geographers, planners, land developers, real estate agents, utility companies, and municipal officials all use these systems. In fact, modern planning cannot move forward without these systems and those trained to run them. For example, a local government might use a GIS to evaluate alternative locations for roads, landfills, or other facilities. Using the GIS, such topics as population distribution, traffic movement, land availability, real estate prices, environmental hazards, soil types, and flood zones could be analyzed together to help the government make an informed choice." Excerpted from Careers in Geography, Association of American Geographers

Where is GIS Used?
Urban Planning
Public Health
Agriculture
Ecology
Police and Crime Prevention
Environmental Science
Cartography
Economic Development
Fire and Emergency Services
Recreation
Marketing
Transportation
Public Safety
Land Surveying
Environmental
Engineering
Homeland Security
Meteorology
Anthropology
Real Estate
Facilities Management









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