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This degree gives students the knowledge and skills to use computer-based technologies such as Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Global Positioning Systems (GPS), and Remote Sensing. These technologies help natural and environmental resource managers in mapping geographical features, patterns, changes, and conditions for environmental decision-making, planning, and problem solving.
We live in an information-based, global economy that is managed with geospatial information. Aerial and satellite remote sensing, global positioning systems (GPS), and computerized geographic information systems (GIS) have changed the way business, science, and government are conducted. Few management decisions are made that do not involve geospatial information. This information is helping to plan urban growth, manage forests, implement precision agriculture, improve wildlife habitat and preserve wetlands, assess environmental impact, and study the causes and consequences of global climate change. Spatial Sciences graduates interprete aerial photographs and process satellite images, and have a broad understanding of computer applications and database management. Career opportunities in this rapidly growing field are diverse and exciting.