Geospatial Information Science 

Geospatial Information Science courses are taught with extensive hands-on use of digital technology in the Geographic Science Laboratory (GSL) and in the field. Cadets use GPS, view and analyze satellite imagery, build map databases and produce maps with state of the art hardware and software. View the department catalog.

Cadets with excellent academic record can participate in the Geospatial Honors Program. Honors Cadets take the following two courses:

  • EV489A Independent Study in Geospatial Information Science
  • An additional elective course
  • Space Activities Skill Identifier
  • Cadets majoring in Geospatial Information Science receive a Space Activities Additional Skill Identifier (3Y) on their official military record.

The Geospatial Information Science Major is accredited by the United States Geospatial-Intelligence Foundation (USGIF).  We are a certified Center of Academic Excellence for Geospatial Sciences.

Core Courses:
Complete the 26-course curriculum and complete any 3-course core engineering sequence
Fundamentals of Geospatial Science
Complete all of the following courses:
EV377 Remote Sensing
EV378 Computer Cartography
EV398 Geographic Information Systems
Spatial Data Acquisition
Complete one of the following courses:
EV379 Photogrammetry
EV380 Principles of Surveying
Advanced Spatial Data Analysis
Complete the following course:
EV477 Adv Remote Sensing
EV498 Adv Geographic Information
Integrative  experience 
Complete the following course:
EV482 Military Geography
Cultural Immersion
Complete the following course:
EV365 Geography of Global Cultures
Geospatial Electives
Complete two of the following:
EV300 Environmental Science
EV371 Geography of Russia
EV372 Geography of Asia
EV373 Geography of Latin America
EV375 Geography of Africa
EV376 Geography of the Middle East
EV379 Photogrammetry
EV380 Surveying
EV384 Geography of North America
EV386 Geography of Europe
EV388A Physical Geology
EV388B Geomorphology
EV389B Climatology
EV390B Urban Geography
EV391A Principles of Land Use Planning
            and Management
EV391B Environmental Geology
EV397 Air Pollution Engineering
EV399A Geology Field Course
EV478 Military Geospatial Operations
EV481 Water Resources Planning and
EV489A Advanced Independent Study I
EV489B Advanced Independent Study

Descriptions of all courses can be found in the West Point Course Catalog known as the "Red Book."