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A Geographic Information System (GIS) is a structure for collecting, administrating, and evaluating data. GIS analyses spatial locations and creates layers of visual information using maps and 3D scenes to reveal detailed insights into data such as configurations, associations, and situations, allowing users to make better decisions.

Many different data types can be compared with GIS. The system can include information on individuals, such as population, incomes, or level of education; landscape such as the location of streams, various types of vegetation and various soil types, and many more. GIS courses will teach students the skills they will need to use GIS software successfully in a professional setting. They will learn how to analyse spatial data, present their findings in maps using cartography techniques, and collaborate with peers in GIS and GIS-related fields. Furthermore, they will be able to construct a professional-quality GIS portfolio by combining data identification and collection, analytical map development, and spatial analysis techniques.

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Study levels:

The study levels that offer Geographical Information Systems courses are:
Bachelor in Applied Geographical Information Systems
Bachelor in Engineering Geology and Geotechnics
Bachelor in Environmental Geographical Information Systems
Bachelor in Environmental Studies and Sciences
Bachelor in Environmental Sustainability
Bachelor in Geographic Information Systems
Bachelor in Geography
Bachelor in Geoinformatics
Bachelor in Geology and Physical Geography
Bachelor in Geomatics Engineering
Bachelor in Geomatics or Surveying Engineering
Bachelor in GeoScience
Bachelor in Geospatial Information Science
Bachelor in Geospatial Technology
Bachelor in Global Studies
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Human Geography and Planning
Bachelor of Planning
Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Surveying and Spatial Sciences
Master in Applied Geographical Information Systems
Master in Engineering Geology and Geotechnics
Master in Environmental Geographical Information Systems
Master in Environmental Studies and Sciences
Master in Environmental Sustainability
Master in Geographic Information Systems
Master in Geography
Master in Geoinformatics
Master in Geology and Physical Geography
Master in Geomatics Engineering
Master in Geomatics or Surveying Engineering
Master in GeoScience
Master in Geospatial Information Science
Master in Geospatial Technology
Master in Global Studies
Master of Arts
Master of Human Geography and Planning
Master of Planning
Master of Science
Master of Surveying and Spatial Sciences

Specialisations:

Learning outcomes:

Throwing Caps

This specialisation subject will offer students different studies on:

Cartography
Remote sensing
Spatial analysis
Fundamentals of GIS
GIS data formats, design, and quality
Geospatial and Environmental analysis
Imagery, Automation, and Applications
Geospatial Analysis Project
Environmental Science
Algorithms
Model Builder
Sustainability analysis

ArcGIS
Data management
Workflows
Data quality
Data formats
Web maps
ArcMap
Data analysis
Data visualization
DataViz
Geospatial
3D Data
Project management

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Employability:

GIS graduates are employable in a wide variety of sectors. These include education, health, insurance, manufacturing, petroleum, public safety, real estate, retail, sustainability, telecommunications, transportation, natural resources, electric and gas utilities, and the government.

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    Some of the career options for graduates from this sub-discipline are:
    CAD Drafter
    Cartographer / Photogrammetrist
    Conservationist
    Climate Scientist
    Forester
    Geographer
    Geospatial Analyst
    Geospatial Analyst
    GIS Coordinator
    GIS Director
    GIS Manager
    GIS Project Manager
    GIS Software Engineer
    GIS Technician
    GIS Web Developer

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    Imagery Analyst
    Intelligence Analyst
    Intelligence Officer
    Lead GIS Analyst
    Mapping and Surveying Technician
    Remote Sensing Analyst
    Remote Sensing Engineer
    Remote Sensing Scientist and Technologists
    Remote Sensing Technicians
    Senior Geospatial Analyst
    Senior GIS Specialist
    Senior GIS Technician
    Senior Intelligence Analyst
    Senior Software Engineer
    Senior Staff Systems Engineer
    Surveyor