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About This Micro-Credential

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From surveying to urban planning to map-making, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) help people manage and analyze geospatial data, basic spatial problem solving, and mapping. Learn to implement these computer-based information systems and understand how they’re used to impact cartography theories and create quality maps.

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Skills You Will Gain

GIS Data Acquiring

GIS Data Editing

GIS Data Exploration and Analysis

Map Design

Mapping With GIS

Learning Outcomes

  • Use GIS software to solve spatial problems.
  • Create quality maps by following fundamental cartographic map design principles.

Required Courses

  • GEO 418 - Geographic Information Systems
  • GEO 415 - Cartography

Offered in face-to-face format


Jennifer Bachner, PhD
Dr. Hongmei Wang
GIS and Mapping, First semester offered: Spring 2019


Northern Kentucky University
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