Geospatial Information Systems (GIS)
Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) “Geospatial Science” is one of the fastest and highest demand technical fields. Students will learn the science of collecting and making data usable to the average person by revealing trends, patterns and phenomena through computer based analyses and high-tech digital mapping techniques. By using the latest technology, students will learn how to use high-tech “smart” technology and resources to capture, manage, analyze and display all forms of geographically referenced information that are widely needed in government, transportation, military, human services, and global businesses – all to prepare students for a successful place in the workforce or continue working towards an advanced degree.
GIS Key Points
- A geographic information system (GIS) lets us visualize, question, analyze, and interpret data to understand relationships, patterns, and trends.
- GIS benefits organizations of all sizes and in almost every industry. There is a growing interest in and awareness of the economic and strategic value of GIS.
- GIS is widely used to optimize maintenance schedules and daily fleet movements to save in operational expenses through reduction in fuel use and staff time.
- GIS is the go-to technology for making better decisions about location. Common examples include real estate site selection, route/corridor selection, evacuation planning, conservation, natural resource extraction, etc.
- GIS provides a strong framework for managing authoritative records about the status and change of geography.
- GIS is becoming essential to understanding what is happening and what will happen in geographic space. Once we understand, we can prescribe action. This new approach to management—managing geographically—is transforming the way organizations operate.
- GIS software is designed to capture, manage, analyze and display all forms of geographically referenced information.
- GIS allows us to view, understand, question, interpret and visualize our world in ways that reveal relationships, patterns, and trends in the form of maps, globes, reports, and charts.
- GIS software helps you answer questions and solve problems by looking at your data in a way that is quickly understood and easily shared—on a map!
- A Geospatial Information Scientist or Technologist can expect a compensation salary between $72,000 and $108,000.
Post Secondary Opportunities
The following local public State Colleges and Universities in South Florida currently provide degrees and/or certificates that students may be interested in pursuing as they set their sights on higher pay and advancement after graduation from iTech. We at iTech want to make sure that the education you get today, will provide you a foundation for continued education in the future.
- Miami Dade College – School of Engineering and Technology
- Broward College – Math and Science
- Florida International University – School of Environment, Arts and Society
- Florida Atlantic University – College of Engineering and Computer Science
There are hundreds of other public and private colleges, universities and technical schools that provide additional instruction for those interested in these iTech academies.