Dec 16, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Geographic Information Systems Certificate


Location: Griffin Hall 400
Telephone: 859-572-6930
Fax: 859-572-5398
Email Address: gis1@nku.edu
Web Address: http://gis.nku.edu
Program Director: Hongmei Wang, Department of Computer Science

A geographic information system is a computer-based system for capturing, storing, querying, analyzing, and displaying geographically referenced data. It helps manage descriptions of locations and characteristics of spatial features, such as roads or land parcels. GIS has been used for natural resource management, crime analysis, emergency management, and transportation applications. New applications have resulted from the integration of GIS with other new technologies, such as global-positioning systems and wireless networks.

The NKU undergraduate certificate program in GIS is an interdisciplinary program offered through the departments of history and geography; computer science; and political science, criminal justice, and organizational leadership. It is designed for individuals whose career paths will require them to regularly use GIS technology in their work.