Geo-spatial technologies is an umbrella phrase associated with a suite of technologies including remote sensing, Global Positioning System (GPS), Geographic Information System (GIS), information technologies, and field sensors, that help in capturing / storing / processing / displaying / disseminating information tied to a particular location.
A Geographic Information System (GIS) is a computer system for capturing, storing, querying, analyzing, and displaying geographic data. Like any other information technology, GIS can be divided into the following four components: computer system, GIS software, brainware, and infrastructure.
Broader developments with information technology have increased the use and application of geo-spatial technology. For example, geo-spatial technology have become common place in numerous industries such as telecommunications, civil engineering, and crisis management. The goal of this course is to expose students to foundational concepts and technologies of GIS. Students taking the course will be able to continue with additional GT courses on remote sensing, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), spatial databases, mobile GIS, spatial analysis, geographic visualization and applications of GTs to environmental, societal, sustainability, and other problem domains. GTs has been identified by the industries as a key emerging field in terms of job opportunities.
This website is intended to educate about the principles, practical uses, and resources related to geo-spatial technologies. Links to external sources of data are provided to facilitate information sharing.
Application of Geo-Spatial Technology