GEOG 483
Problem Solving with GIS
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Geography 483 consists diverse assessments and student projects concerned with the ways in which geographic information systems facilitate data analysis and communication to address common geographic problems. Students who successfully complete the course are able to use GIS software to analyze both vector and raster data using a variety of techniques, including spatial and attribute queries, map overlay, and surface interpolation. Students also gain experience in designing and producing effective maps. 

At a Glance


Applications in GIS
Fundamentals of GIS and Mapmaking
ArcGIS Online
ArcGIS Pro
ArcGIS Story Maps
SyllabusGEOG 483 Syllabus

Upcoming Offerings

Semester Instructor
Spring 2, 2023 Michelle Griffith Zeiders, M.S., GISP
Summer, 2023 Amy Burnicki, Ph.D.
Fall 1, 2023 Beth King, M.Ed.
Fall 2, 2023 Amy Avery, M.A.
Spring 1, 2024
Spring 2, 2024

Meet Our Faculty Instructors

What Our Students Say

This class has been a perfect addition to my program.

“GEOG483 is challenging and interesting. As a Master's in Earth Science student, this class has been a perfect addition to my program. It is empowering to gain skills and understanding to manipulate data layers and run analyses on applicable data with GIS!”

— Deb Freitas

After the lessons I learned from GEOG 483, I feel confident.

“As an Imagery Analyst at NGA, I would often seek out Geospatial Analysts for advice on how to properly represent data spatially within ArcGIS. However, after the lessons I learned from GEOG 483, I feel confident that I can manage these tasks on my own now.”

— Edward Caro

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