Geographic Information Science and Cartography Major

Description: A program that focuses on the systematic study of map-making and the application of mathematical, computer, and other techniques to the analysis of large amounts of geographic data and the science of mapping geographic information. Includes instruction in cartographic theory and map projections, computer-assisted cartography, geographic information systems, map design and layout, photogrammetry, air photo interpretation, remote sensing, spatial analysis, geodesy, cartographic editing, and applications to specific industrial, commercial, research, and governmental mapping problems. Is Geographic Information Science and Cartography the right major for you?
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Geographic Information Science and Cartography Major

What Courses Do Geographic Information Science and Cartography Majors Take?

The required and elective courses you would take for Geographic Information Science and Cartography majors vary considerably among institutions. Courses are listed here that are illustrative of the breadth of topics you are likely to experience were you to major in this field.

  • Cartography
  • Computer Programming
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Geographical Analysis
  • Mapping
  • Mathematics

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