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GEOG 871
Geospatial Technology Project Management
urban expressway at night

In GEOG 871, we'll take a critical look at geospatial project management. Project management is a broad discipline that encompasses technical methods such as system design and analysis and also interpersonal factors that affect professional relationships. Project management is also a discipline that has matured outside of, but can be incorporated into, geospatial technology. By the end of this course, you'll have devised a project plan from a scenario built upon a real-life project involving the city of Metropolis geodatabase. We'll work through each of the components in an organized and logical manner and will incorporate constructive peer review to help everyone achieve the best product possible.

At a Glance


Applications in GIS
Fundamentals of GIS and Mapmaking
Microsoft Project
Project Libre
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Very helpful to aspiring or existing project managers.

“After taking this course, I can better interpret proposal requirements and leverage project management software to help keep projects organized. The course should be very helpful to aspiring or existing project managers, but also teaches broadly applicable skills for all GIS professionals.”

— Ben Alonzo, GISP

I’ve been able to apply this knowledge directly to my work.

“This course has helped tremendously in advancing my knowledge and skill in managing GIST based solutions within my organization. I’ve been able to apply this knowledge directly to my work.”

— Duane (JT) Treadon, GISP

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