Geospatial Technology

 

Program Manager:

Jeff Cooper

Phone:

(208) 732-6405

Email:

jcooper@csi.edu

Focus Area Advisor:

Catrina Chapple

Phone:

208-732-6253

Email:

cchapple@csi.edu

Program Overview:

The Geospatial Technology program is designed for students who are interested in obtaining digital mapmaking skills desirable in an increasing number of fields. Students will learn the collection of spatial data through the use of global positioning systems (GPS), unmanned aerial systems (UAS), and the creation of maps with geographical information systems (GIS). This program is also designed to be complementary to students studying in agriculture, biology, anthropology, natural resource management, geology, social sciences, and other disciplines concerned with spatial information or currently employed individuals from those fields. 

Gainful Employment:

Gainful employment data for this program may be found on the department web page: http://agriculture.csi.edu

Program Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of the Geospatial program, a student will be able to:

  1. Operate industry standard GIS and remote sensing software packages, such as ESRI ArcMap, to an intermediate level of proficiency.
  2. Demonstrate accurate implementation of Geographical Positioning Systems (GPS) with GIS programs.
  3. Display safe and effective use of small aerial vehicles (drones).
  4. Demonstrate proper methods for field verification of digitized and classified data.
  5. Correlate and interpret spatial and remotely sensed data.
  6. Manage the coordination of data with GPS guided implements and other relevant equipment.

Program Requirements for Admission:

Program Application Required