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Geographic Information Systems

Almost everything that happens, happens somewhere. How do we keep track of it all?

GIS is used to map, manage, manipulate, maintain and model spatial data. GIS is used by cities to keep track of roads, parcels and utilities. Geographers use GIS to identify and explain patterns across the land. Farmers use GIS to precisely determine and control treatment coverage on their fields. Emergency personnel use GIS to help respond more quickly and effectively to events. GIS is used by people in health care, mining, forestry, real estate, web, government, engineering, natural resources, transportation and utilities industries to solve their needs to manage location-based information. Some applications you may already be aware of are and National Geographic maps.

Our GIS program offers the following credentials:

Students will be introduced to the latest technology and software in GIS as well as provided with a strong background in the fundamental concepts that make GIS work. With these skills and knowledge graduates of the CS GIS program will be at a competitive advantage for jobs in this rapidly expanding field. Classes in GIS offer opportunities for individuals seeking career changes, continuing education and skills enhancement.

For more information, please contact the Design, Construction and Trades Department by email at or call (614) 287-5949.

Latest News & Events:

GIS students map damage in Green Lawn Cemetery
When vandals repeatedly hit Green Lawn Cemetery in recent years, they left behind countless overturned and broken grave markers and obelisks, extensive damage to the Field Mausoleum and even burned American flags, stolen from the graves of veterans. This destruction created a seemingly insurmountable problem for the Green Lawn Cemetery Association.
The GIS program was pleased to partner with the Ohio Chapter of URISA to co-host their recent "Ohio URISA GIS Education Series" on May 16th at our Columbus campus.  Nearly 100 GIS professionals from across the state attended this first annual event.