Add to your degree with skills in location analysis and assessment.
Geospatial Technologies is everywhere around us and is easier to access than ever.
Be on the forefront of this technology with the Geospatial Technologies minor.
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Why study geospatial technologies?
In the face of global challenges, professionals with skills in geospatial technologies
are increasingly in demand. Prepare yourself for a variety of careers that rely on
tools such as GIS, remote sensing and global positioning systems (GPS).
The Geospatial Technologies minor pairs well with many majors including:
Geospatial Technologies at UND
Engage in lab and field experience as part of some geography classes.
A thorough examination of optical, infrared, and microwave methods for remote observation of Earth systems, with a focus on the use of aircraft and satellite data for addressing environmental problems. The course includes an overview of modern remote sensing systems for data collection at a variety of scales, as well as an introduction to digital image processing. Corequisite: GEOG 374L. F.
GEOG 471. Cartography and Visualization. 2 Credits.
This course examines the art, science, and technology of cartography and visualization. It familiarizes students with basic cartographic principles and with GIS, both of which are applicable to a wide range of professional fields and academic disciplines. Students learn how maps are designed and used to accurately represent and effectively communicate spatial phenomena and relationships. The course also includes a discussion of selection of proper thematic mapping techniques. Corequisite: GEOG 471L. F.
GEOG 475. Digital Image Processing. 3 Credits.
A course focused on the concepts and principles involved in the use of digital remotely sensed data as they are applied to environmental monitoring and natural resource management. Emphasis is placed on algorithm development and 'hands-on' application of digital techniques to select imagery. Prerequisites: GEOG 374 and 374L. S.
GEOG 274. Introduction to Geospatial Technologies. 3 Credits.
Students engage with a range of geospatial technologies to explore, analyze, and represent geographical phenomena and data through a series of field-based exercises. Students will learn about the types of societal problems that geospatial scientists are uniquely positioned to solve. Through guest speakers, readings, and discussions, they will learn about the knowledge and skills required to enter this rapidly-expanding career field and the courses in the geography curriculum that will help them to acquire these skills. F.
GEOL 220. Computer Applications in Geology and Environmental Science. 2 Credits.
Introduction to the application of computers, software, and digital processing in the geological and environmental sciences. F.
CE 313. General Surveying. 2 Credits.
Measurements of distances and angles, EDM, satellite and inertial systems, triangulation, differential leveling, horizontal curves, vertical curves, traverse surveys, U.S. public land surveys, earthwork, boundary surveys and construction surveys. Basic knowledge of geometry and trigonometry required. Prerequisites: MATH 165 and CE 101 or permission of the department. Corequisite: On campus students must take CE 313L along with this class. F.
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