Certificate in Geographic Information Systems

Certificates » Geographic Information Systems
Program Features
  • Foundations in spatial concepts and mapping
  • Software that creates and maintains geographic databases
  • Raster data for geographic modeling and analysis
  • GIS practices and challenges unique to the Pacific Northwest
  • Design and use of custom GIS desktop and Web-based applications
Who Should Apply
  • Individuals who wish to leverage GIS as an analytical tool in fields such as planning, engineering, public works, utilities, wetlands, facility management and commercial real estate
Explore how geographic information systems have enhanced the efficiency and analytical power of traditional cartography. Examine the range of information sources that can be combined to build a GIS database – including raw data, scanned maps, GPS positions and aerial photography. Learn how to use the system to support research and decision making in a variety of fields, such as environmental science, land-use planning and disaster preparedness.
Key Outcome
You will be prepared to support growing geospatial marketplace needs with knowledge and skills gained through hands-on map creation and GIS analysis.
Sections
Start Location Program ID Status
Autumn 2014  Details Details UW Seattle 4615
Course Dates Days Instructor
Geospatial Information and Technologies Oct 1 - Dec 10, 2014 W Nolan
GIS Data and Database Design Oct 6 - Dec 8, 2014 M Arnone
GIS Modeling and Analysis Jan 5 - Mar 23, 2015 M Savage
GIS Project Planning and Implementation Jan 7 - Mar 11, 2015 W Arnone
Advanced GIS Analysis and Applications Mar 30 - Jun 8, 2015 M Saunders
GIS in Practice in the Pacific Northwest Apr 1 - Jun 3, 2015 W Nolan
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Program Highlights
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Instructors Tom Nolan and Harvey Arnone discuss real world applications of GIS, curriculum highlights and the professional diversity of students in this hands-on program.