Jan 24, 2022  
Mansfield University 2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
Mansfield University 2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Geosciences, Geographic Information Science and Technology Concentration

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Offered by the Department of Geosciences
Professor Dodson
Associate Professor Demchak (chairperson), Stocks
Assistant Professors Kennedy, Kopf, Shears
Instructors Dillon, Guignard, Dom

The concentration in Mapping Technology is a combination of the fields of cartography and geographic information systems. The program at Mansfield provides a strong background in map design and compilation as well as a good understanding of data management and an introduction to programming. The curriculum requires courses in map reading and air photo interpretation, remote sensing and GIS as well as the series of GIS courses. Graduates of this program work for engineering firms, mapping firms and local and regional government offices.

Program Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will produce maps that effectively interpret and communicate spatial data following cartographic standards and design principles.
  • Students will utilize geographic information science to engage in statistical and location analysis of geospatial data for effective interpretation of spatial phenomena.
  • Students will produce maps using a variety of media, including print in a variety of size formats, digital imagery, and interactive web-based maps.
  • Students will produce and interpret maps, images, charts and other graphic data
  • Students will explain the dynamics of and interactions between the four basic components of the Earth’s physical system:  atmosphere, lithosphere, biosphere and hydrosphere
  • Students will explain how human actions impact the environment on local, regional and global scales
  • Students will develop, investigate and present a research problem

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