Geographic Information Science

Geographic Information Science


>>STUDENT: So what if you could combine maps
and data to target or pinpoint public health risks? What if you could figure which coastal
areas are at greater risk for tsunamis? Or rework transportation routes to save time
and fuel? You don’t have to imagine: That’s what Geographic Information Science is all
about. It’s a growing field. That’s why I’m
getting my degree in GIS Technology at Lane Community College.>>ANNC: Lane’s Geographic Information Science
and Technology students learn to create maps and use data in ways that make complex issues
easier to understand and easier to solve. It’s a way of thinking and working creatively
and scientifically. They collect, map and analyze data, using
computer applications to create visualizations that focus on geographic topics ranging from
agricultural harvests to urban crime. Our graduates find careers in natural resources,
urban planning and development, emergency management, health care, transportation, utilities,
public safety, research and consulting, and with the military.>>STUDENT: If you have GIS Technology skills,
you can work in any career. This is a visual way of understanding the world—and helping
others understand. GIS Technology is challenging and rewarding. It’s a great career.>>ANNC: Map your future with the GIS Technology
program at Lane Community College. Start your career here.