College of Arts and Sciences

Cognate Area in GIS & RS (School of Informatics)

Geographic information systems are concerned with manipulating both raster level data (or image pixels) as well as any other geospatial datasets, (for example tabular, big query, census etc). This allows us to combine multiple sources and to ask questions which are relevant at both local and global scales. As sensor data increases and we are introduced to the Internet of Things (IoT) the prevalence of and frequency of updates increase and a combined systems approach allows us to frame broader questions.

Students must complete a minimum of 15 credit hours including:

  1. GEOG G336 Environmental Remote Sensing and G338 Geographic Information Science
  2. At least 9 credit hours selected from among the following Geography courses:
    • GEOG G237 Mapping Our World
    • GEOG G250 Computing in the Geospatial Sciences
    • GEOG G436 Advanced Remote Sensing: Digital Image Processing
    • GEOG G438 Advanced Geographic Information Science
    • GEOG G439 GIS & Environmental Analysis
    • GEOG G485 GIS Programming
    • GEOG G488 Applied Spatial Statistics
    • GEOG G489 Advanced Geospatial Data Analysis
  3. A minimum of 9 credit hours must be completed on the Bloomington campus.