The Geographic Information Systems concentration is a second term option of the Geographic Sciences – Advanced Diploma program. The program starts in September, with your selected concentration starting in January.
In this concentration, you study the programming and application of geographic information systems (GIS) or geospatial technology. In addressing geographically-based problems, analytical and technological tools (including hardware and software) are applied to create solutions. Geospatial information links locational data (where things are) with descriptive data (information that is associated with each location). You use points (utility poles, mine sites), lines (river centrelines), and polygons (land parcels, counties) to model reality and provide geographic information. GIS technology provides storage, analysis, and presentation of that information.
This program is located at NSCC's Centre of Geographic Sciences (COGS). COGS is the Lawrencetown site of Annapolis Valley Campus.