Gain Expertise in Mapping Technologies and Spatial Analysis
Become proficient in the methodologies and technologies involved in remote sensing, spatial analysis, and geographic data mapping in the master’s in geographic information science program at the University at Albany.
This two-year graduate program prepares you for a variety of careers that use sophisticated photographic and non-photographic data collection, digital imaging, and advanced geolocation systems to investigate relationships between human culture and changes in the environment.
Coursework includes topics in image processing, automated mapping, augmented reality, spatial statistical analysis, and global navigation satellite systems.
Program of Study
The geography department has a strong reputation for providing advanced training in remote sensing, spatial statistics, cartography, programming, and data analysis.
The master’s curriculum includes a full introduction to remote sensing and GPS applications as well as a comprehensive introduction to GIS programming in Python.
- Spatial Statistics
- Remote Sensing I
- Remote Sensing II
- Advanced Cartography
- Advanced GIS
- Seminar in Geographic Information Systems
Choose five of the following courses:
- Research Design
- Ecological Modeling
- GIS for Social Sciences
- Landscape Ecology
- Fundamentals of Applied Global Positioning Systems
- Seminar in Remote Sensing of the Environment
- Graduate Internship in Geography
- Independent Study in Geography
- Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Public Health
Capstone: GIS Project Development
In the capstone course, you integrate what you’ve learned throughout the program and solve a real but small-scale problem using your knowledge of and skills in cartography, GPS, GIS, or remote sensing.
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