University of Vermont

2011-12 Online Catalogue

Geospatial Technologies (Undergraduate Minor)


A minor in Geospatial Technologies provides knowledge of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), remote sensing, Global Positioning Systems (GPS), and spatial analyses. The tools offered by these technologies are essential in the acquisition, integration, and analysis of geographically-referenced data and applicable to a wide array of environmental issues at local to global scales. Complementing their major field of study, an enhanced understanding of geospatial technology will provide students with the expertise necessary to meet the demands of their diverse careers in the global workplace.

Specific Requirements

College or School Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources
College of Arts and Sciences
College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences
Department Geography
Civil Engineering Program
Requirements Five courses (fifteen credits, at least nine credits of which must be at the 100-level or above)
One course in Geospatial Technologies:
NR 025 - Measurement and Mapping of Natural Resources
GEOG 081 – Geotechniques
CE 010/CE 012 - Geomatics/Lab
ENSC 130 - Global Environmental Assessment
GEOL 151 / GEOG 144 - Geomorphology
Any one GIS course:
GEOG 184 - Geographic Information: Concepts and Applications
NR 143 - Introduction to GIS
One from Remote Sensing:
NR 146 - Remote Sensing of Natural Resources
GEOG 185 - Remote Sensing
Any two elective courses:
(either two from Group A, or one course each from Group A and Group B)
Group A
NR 243 - GIS Practicum
NR 245 - Advanced Spatial Methods
GEOG 287 - Spatial Analysis
GEOG 281a - Satellite Climatology/Land Surface Applications
GEOG 281b - Advanced GIS Applications
NR 285 – Independent Study for Advanced GIS
Group B
CS 014 - Visual Basic Programming
CS 021 - Programming in Python
CS 042 – Dynamic Data on the Web
CS 148 – Database Design for the Web
CS 189 – Computer Science for Geospatial Technologies
ENGR 002 – Graphical Communication
CDAE 101 - Computer Aided Drafting and Design

Variable, depending on upper level courses chosen

Other Information Geography majors who undertake the Geospatial Technologies minor are required to complete thirty credits Geography and fifteen credits towards the Geospatial Technologies minor. GEOG 081 (Geotechniques) may be used to count towards both the major and the minor. However, students are still required to complete thirty credits of Geography courses.


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