Almost everything that happens, happens somewhere. How do we keep track of it all?
GIS is used to map, manage, manipulate, maintain and model spatial data. GIS is used
by cities to keep track of roads, parcels and utilities. Geographers use GIS to identify
and explain patterns across the land. Farmers use GIS to precisely determine and control
treatment coverage on their fields. Emergency personnel use GIS to help respond more
quickly and effectively to events. GIS is used by people in the health care industry,
mining, forestry, real estate, Web, government, engineering, natural resources, transportation
and utilities industries to solve their need to manage location based information.
Some applications you may already be aware of are Mapquest.com and National Geographic
Columbus State Community College offers a 9-month certificate and a 2-year degree
program in GIS. Students will be introduced to the latest technology and software
in GIS, as well as provided with a strong background in the fundamental concepts that
make GIS work. With these skills and knowledge graduates of the CS GIS program will
be at a competitive advantage for jobs in this rapidly expanding field. Classes in
GIS offer opportunities for individuals seeking career changes, continuing education
and skills enhancement.
For more information, please contact the Construction Sciences Department by email
or call (614)287-5030