Geographic Information Systems includes Geographic Information Systems, Global Positioning Systems and Remote Sensing:
- 1.A Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is a computer-based tool for mapping and analyzing things that exist, and events that happen on earth. GIS technology is a special case of information systems where database consists of features, activities, or events that are definable in space as points, lines, or areas;
- 2.Global Positioning System (GPS) is a satellite system that allows users to collect precise geographic data for use in mapping;
- 3.Remote sensing refers to any technique whereby information about objects and the environment is obtained from a distance with the aid of aircraft and satellites.
The multidisciplinary nature of the geographic information systems allows students from any field of study-i.e. whose majors include engineering, natural and applied sciences, business, management, marketing, public administration, social sciences, political science, architecture, education, and others to declare this minor.