Geographic Information Systems

A geographic information system (GIS) captures, analyzes, stores and presents data linked to location. Housed in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Geography, the geographic information systems program covers geographic data acquisition, geospatial database construction and management, spatial analysis and geovisualization.

Related Majors, Minors, and Concentrations

Geography, geosciences, sociology and public health.

What can I expect to learn in the Geographic Information Systems program at GW?

A variety of subjects within the field, including cartography, spatial analysis and remote sensing.

What is the Geographic Information Systems community like at GW?

The community is an engaged group of students and faculty actively involved with spatial analysis across many fields.

What can I do in the Geographic Information Systems field?

GIS-trained professionals work in government agencies, utility companies, marketing firms, nonprofit organizations and publishing companies.