Certificate Program In Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing
The course provides our students with applied skills in the areas of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), remote sensing, satellite image processing, and computer cartography. GIS enables automatic map generation and merges geospatial data to provide technological solutions for organizations of all types. Whether it’s an individual using a smartphone or air traffic controllers modeling flight paths, GIS and related disciplines are an essential part of everyday life.
This practical course adds to the theoretical and conceptual learning of our students to apply this knowledge in real-world situations. The hands-on training offered provides excellent preparation for students seeking a career in this exciting, expanding field or considering graduate research in geomatics. The Certificate Program in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing is offered jointly by the Lassonde School of Engineering; Department of Geography (Faculty of Arts); and the Faculty of Environmental Studies and is available to students at York University or to others holding a university degree.