Geospatial Information Science

GIScience = jobs

The list of industry and government applications for Geographic Information Systems and Technology (GIST)  is limitless: precision farming, mapping the surface of Mars, archaeological site inventory, transportation and urban planning for sustainability, wildlife tracking, air traffic control, self-driving cars, new business locations to maximize profitability, utility line mapping and maintenance, real estate sales, supply chain and logistics, pollution modeling, crime mapping, military intelligence and operations, disaster prevention and mitigation, renewable energy site selection, forest health, video game virtual environment building, pandemic tracking, mapping historical events, geomarketing, geofencing, emergency services response, wildernss conservation, oil and gas drilling, local tax assessor maps, surveying, real-time severe weather warnings, and the list goes on…

Advance your geospatial technologies skills with bachelor’s degree in Geography with an area of emphasis in GIScience, a master’s degree in Geography focusing on GIScience, or a GIScience Certificate.  Marshall University offers a wide variety of courses in Geospatial Information Science (GIScience), including GIS, Remote Sensing (RS) and related geospatial technologies such as drones/UAVs and GPS/GNSS.  Your undergraduate or graduate degree or certificate in GIScience will include training with GIScience technologies and prepares your for a wide range of jobs in many industries.   Earn your degree or certificate in the classroom or 100% online!

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics lists jobs related to GIScience as Surveying and Mapping Technicians, Cartographers and Photogrammetrists, Anthropologists and Archeologists, Geoscientists and predicts solid growth in these job fields over the next ten years. Marshall University students who’ve completed a GIScience certificate have gone on to careers in such fields as:

  • GIS analyst
  • environmental monitoring
  • natural resource management
  • urban / regional planning
  • geography education
  • local, state, federal government services
  • emergency preparedness and response
  • GIS software development
  • geospatial intelligence

You can complete this certificate full-time, part-time, on campus or 100% online in as little as 9 months.

Search for careers or job in Geospatial Information Science

These websites feature jobs that utilize GIS, remote sensing (RS), GPS, and related technologies.



Contact Us

Dr. James Leonard
GIScience Director

Email Dr. Leonard
Telephone: 304-696-4364

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