Geospatial Data Analytics

Geospatial Data Analytics

Earn the confidence to make timely, accurate and efficient business decisions based on managing, analyzing and interpreting geospatial data.

Start Date:
1 Year
Advanced Diploma
Full-time (In-class)
+Locations & Availability
September 2018 COGS • Lawrencetown • Seats available New applications may be waitlisted until {0} 20{1}.

Program Overview

Gain the advanced skills and knowledge you need to manage, analyze and interpret geospatial data. Get a deeper understanding of geospatial analytics technologies, applications and platforms while you enhance your ability to lead a team or organization. In this program, you learn how to:

  • Manage, interpret, analyze and filter large volumes of data for relevance to make more precise, reliable business decisions.
  • Develop a project plan with goals and scope to improve efficiency and measure progress.
  • Use data analysis to seize business opportunities and motivate your team to improve performance.
  • Use technology and business knowledge to resolve geospatial issues and remove barriers to business success.

With more companies marrying geospatial information system applications with mapping data, earn a competitive advantage in the Nova Scotia marketplace.

Admission Requirements

  • Diploma, advanced diploma or undergraduate degree from a related area. Related areas include: natural sciences, engineering, engineering technology/technician, electro-mechanical, environmental engineering, health information management, geographic sciences, mechanical, electrical, electronic or industrial instrumentation or related fields.
    • Consideration will also be given to those with extensive relevant experience working in a geospatial related field who do not hold a diploma or degree as specified above.

Choose NSCC

  • This advanced diploma is an intensive, one-year post-graduate level program, designed to provide you with a sophisticated set of geospatial analytics knowledge and tools.
  • Graduates of this program will be in high demand. Many companies in Nova Scotia are starting to understand the need to use business intelligence and data analytics in their decision-making process and need graduates with the skills to make this happen.
    • Across Nova Scotia, there's a need for small and medium sized enterprises to have access to analytics for their decision-making.
  • Work Experience – Students are required to complete an integrated learning component with industry partners in one of the many sectors that use geospatial data in their operations.
  • NSCC's Centre of Geographic Sciences (COGS) is Canada's largest geomatics-focused learning environment and is considered a world leader in the fields of surveying, mapping, land-use planning and Geographic Information System (GIS) programming.
  • Small class sizes provide you with lots of one-on-one interaction, so you'll have plenty of opportunity to apply your learning, ask questions and share.
  • Learn the theory and practical aspects of the program through state-of-the-art equipment and software.
  • Continue your studies at university. This program includes courses that count towards a university degree. Find out more.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of this program may find employment in any of the following positions:

  • Data analytics specialist
  • Geospatial data interpretation analyst
  • GIS analyst
  • Applications specialist
  • Spatial data manager
  • Self-employed in a geospatial field

Other Info

  • Many employers in this industry require a current, official Criminal Record check as part of the hiring process. A conviction on your criminal record may impact your ability to secure employment.
  • Safety Training – This program places a high importance on providing you with skills and knowledge to work safely in industry. You participate in a number of introductory safety awareness courses to prepare for employment.

Next Steps

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