|Faculty:||School of Applied Arts and New Media
|Description:||This concentration offers training in both the programming and application of geographic information systems (GIS) or geospatial technology. In addressing geographically based problems, analytical and technological tools (including hardware and software) are applied to create solutions. Geospatial information links locational data (where things are) with descriptive data (information that is associated with each location). We use points (utility poles, mine sites), lines (river centrelines), and polygons (land parcels, counties) to model reality. GIS technology provides storage, analysis, and presentation of information.
When you graduate from this concentration you will be qualified to work as a GIS specialist, GIS applications programmer or developer, spatial database manager, GIS analyst, GIS researcher, or in many other related occupations. Graduates typically enter career paths working throughout Nova Scotia, in the Maritimes, across Canada, in the U.S., and often overseas.