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GEOG 870
Capstone in Master of GIS
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Geog 870 develops Master in Geographic Information Systems (MGIS) students’ research and technical competencies to meet degree requirements and to serve their future career goals. Students completing this course will synthesize the learning they have completed in their previous MGIS coursework and develop an applied spatial analysis project that utilizes contemporary methods, technologies, and data sources to solve a problem in their field. In this course, students will use discussion forums, create presentations, perform directed independent research, collaboratively critique their peers’ research, and write a scholarly paper.

This course is the culminating experience for the MGIS program, allowing students the opportunity to demonstrate their academic skills to apply what they have learned towards creating a new solution to a geographic information problem.

At a Glance


Applications in GIS
Geospatial Programming and Software Development
Remote Sensing and Image Analysis
SyllabusGEOG 870 Syllabus

Upcoming Offerings

Semester Instructor
Summer 2024 Beth King, M.Ed.
Fall 1, 2024 Fritz Kessler, Ph.D.
Spring 1, 2025 Ryan Baxter, Ph.D.

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