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GEOG 480
Exploring Imagery and Elevation Data in GIS Applications
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Exploring Imagery and Elevation Data in GIS Applications focuses on the use of remotely sensed imagery and elevation data in GIS applications. Students enrolling in GEOG 480 should have a solid conceptual foundation in geospatial information science and technology. This course is appropriate for those who are already working in the geospatial profession and wish to use imagery and elevation data in visualization and spatial analysis. Throughout the course, students confront realistic remote sensing problem scenarios that incorporate such skills and concepts as definition of data needs, metadata content standards, data formats and types, and analysis methods.

At a Glance


Applications in GIS
Fundamentals of GIS and Mapmaking
Remote Sensing and Image Analysis
ArcGIS Pro
SyllabusGEOG 480 Syllabus

Upcoming Offerings

Semester Instructor
Spring 2, 2024 Karen Schuckman, CP, PLS, MGIS, CMS
Summer 2024
Fall 1, 2024
Fall 2, 2024 Bradley Doorn, Ph.D.

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What Our Students Say

Hands-on experience with the latest geospatial software.

“I was able to immerse myself in the fundamental theory of imagery and elevation science while gaining hands-on experience with the latest geospatial software and remote sensing workflows. The instruction and curriculum were great … !”

— Travis Meyer

Provided a solid foundation for success.

“GEOG 480 … provided a solid foundation for success in more advanced remote sensing courses, but also stood on its own by developing skills that could be applied immediately.”

— Bill Beuth

We offer over 30 courses in five 10-week terms each year: two every fall, two every spring and one every summer.