Geospatial Information Science Major Geospatial Information Science Major Geospatial information science (GIS) courses are taught with extensive hands-on use of digital technology in the Geographic Science Laboratory (GSL) and in the field. Cadets use Global Positioning Systems (GPS), view and analyze satellite imagery, build map databases and produce maps with state-of-the-art hardware and software. 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The military relies on geospatial technology and data to achieve information dominance on the battlefield. Examples include: GPS, satellite imagery, real-time force tracking, sensor integration, and massive geographic databases. GIS majors collect geographic data using drones, survey equipment, or manually. They then analyze that data in a geographic information system in order to understand patterns, relationships, and geographic context. Finally, they find various ways to visualize geographic data artfully and effectively convey information about real things that matter to people. This is a hands-on major, in which cadets not only learn theoretical concepts, but also apply those concepts to solving real-world problems. GIS connects data to a map, integrating location data with all types of descriptive information. This provides a foundation for mapping and analysis that is used in science and almost every industry. Graduates of the geospatial information science program receive a space enabler Additional Skill Identifier (ASI), 3Y, on their official military record. Additionally, those who branch Engineers can receive the Geospatial Engineer Officer ASI, W2, or even earn the Space Badge upon graduation. To learn more about this area of study, visit the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering. Required CoursesEV377 REMOTE SENSINGEV378 CARTOGRAPHY EV398 GEOG INFORMATION SYSTEMS EV477 ADVANCED REMOTE SENSING EV478 MILITARY GEOSPATIAL OPERATIONS EV498 ADV GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSEV365 GEOGRAPHY OF GLOBAL CULTURES Sample ElectivesEV379 PHOTOGRAMMETRY EV380 SURVEYINGCE371 SOIL MECHANICS/FNDTN ENGNRG CS393 DATABASE SYSTEMS CY383 SECURE INTERFACE DESIGN EV387 METEOROLOGY EV388A PHYSICAL GEOLOGY EV388B GEOMORPHOLOGY EV391B NATURAL HAZARDS AND RISK EV471 ECOLOGY EV487 ENVIRONMENTAL SECURITY MA366 APPLIED ENGINEERING MATH ME202 COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN PL377 SOCIAL INEQUALITY SE370 COMPUTER AIDED SYSTEMS ENG SP471 ASTRONAUTICS SP472 SPACE PHYSICS SS381 CULTURAL/POLIT ANTHROPOLOGY SS464 HOMELAND SECURITY SS465 TERRORISM: NEW CHALLENGES This major offers an honors track. To learn more, view the full Geospatial Information Science Major Curriculum. Cadets in this minor can work with one of the Geography and Environmental Engineering Department’s research centers and engage in any number of domestic or international Academic Individual Advanced Development (AIAD) program, USMA-run academic enrichment experience.Honor Societies:Golden Key - International Honour SocietyPhi Kappa Phi - Oldest and Largest Collegiate Honor SocietyTo learn more about enrichment for this area of study, visit the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering or the Center for Environmental and Geographic Sciences (CEGS).