Geographic Information Systems & Remote Sensing

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Faculty of Environmental & Urban Change, Lassonde School of Engineering
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A New and Expanding Field

A Geographic Information System (GIS) is a computer system capable of assembling, storing, manipulating, and displaying information identified according to locations. For example, surveyors may use GIS to maintain and manage field surveys and cartographers may use GIS to create digital maps. Most consumers encounter GIS in market research — the next time a retailer asks for your postal code they're compiling data to see if a they have a large enough geographic/demographic base to support a new store.

The aim of York's Geographic Information Systems Certificate program is to provide you with applied skills in the areas of computer cartography, statistical analysis, geographic information systems, remote sensing and satellite image processing to complement the theoretical and conceptual learning of your Bachelor's degree.

Who Can Take It?

This certificate is open to the following applicants:

  1. Current York students, or

  2. New applicants to York who already hold a university degree.

How to Apply

  1. If you are a current York student, contact your Academic Adviser to find out about admission requirements and the application process.

  2. If you are a new applicant to York, and already have a university degree, you must ensure first that you meet the minimum requirements for admission to the University and meet any additional requirements set by the Faculty offering the certificate.  You may then apply through the Office of Admission.  You may receive more information about additional Faculty requirements by contacting each office below: