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Geospatial information technology is a set of information and communication technologies that support the acquisition, management, analysis, and visualization of geo-referenced data.


Examples include: geographic information systems (GIS); global navigation satellite systems (GPS); Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS or “drones”), and satellite, airborne, shipboard and ground-based remote sensing and image processing systems.


Successful students in Geospatial Information Science and Technology (GIST) combine proficiency in spatial thinking and geospatial data science analysis with fluency in geographic information systems, remote sensing, data analytics, and visualization. As professionals, graduates apply their knowledge and skills in a wide range of fields, from environmental management and public health, to civil engineering and urban planning, to economic analysis and marketing.


WyGISC offers a growing set of undergraduate and graduate courses offered on-campus and online under the GIST course-prefix.



If you have any questions about GIST courses or our Academic programs, please contact Ken Driese.

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