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Spatial Application Development and Mobile GIS

Dr. Jennifer Swift, Andy Gup and Matt Sheehan discuss the Spatial Application Development and Mobile GIS track in the online Master of Science in Geographic Information Science & Technology (GIST) program at USC. The panel is joined by recent MS GIST graduate Chris Weidemann to share insight on what he …

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Top GIS Technologies in 2018 & Beyond

Geographic Information Science and Technology (GIST) includes a versatile range of tools and techniques for capturing, analyzing and leveraging spatial information. With each passing year, advances in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) reveal exciting possibilities for urban planning, retail, space exploration, and more. Experts make the most of these opportunities by …

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How Mapping Is Used by NASA & Applications of GIS in Space

When we think of the tools involved in exploring outer space, images of astronauts collecting mineral samples on the moon may come to mind. However, scientists also depend on more remote methods to deepen our knowledge of the solar system and the universe beyond, like those offered by geographic information …

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Why GIS is Important in Urban Planning

Cities are systems of tremendous, ever-evolving complexity. Responsibly guiding an area’s development requires spatial information that’s robust, nuanced and constantly updated, as well as the problem-solving skills to apply that information. This challenge has made geographic information science and technology (GIST) invaluable to urban planners. Spatial data points the way …

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Why Pursue a GIS Career

Careers in Geographic Information Science and Technology (GIST) have become increasingly varied with the evolution of the field. This is in part due to the rise of accessible geospatial databases and the availability of APIs for platforms like Google Maps; these trends have made it possible for businesses, non-profit organizations …

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Q&A with Air National Guard Analyst Adrianna Valenti

How is geographic information science and technology used in the military? This is a segment of our multi-part series honoring the active servicemembers and veterans who’ve taken or who teach USC’s Geographic Information Science and Technology (GIST) graduate programs by allowing them to share some of their most memorable experiences. …

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Q&A with Associate Professor Andrew Marx

This is a segment of our multi-part series honoring the active service members and veterans who’ve taken or who teach USC’s Geographic Information Science and Technology graduate programs by allowing them to share some of their most memorable experiences. For today’s article, we talked with Andrew J. Marx, an associate …

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Q&A with Professor Steven Fleming

This is a segment of our multi-part series honoring the active service members and veterans who’ve taken or who teach USC’s Geographic Information Science and Technology graduate programs by allowing them to share some of their most memorable experiences. For today’s article, we talked with COL [R] Steven D. Fleming, …

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Q&A with GIST Master’s Alumnus Devlin Howieson

How is geographic information science and technology used in the military? This is a segment of our multi-part series honoring the active service members and veterans who’ve taken or who teach USC’s Geographic Information Science and Technology graduate programs by allowing them to share some of their most memorable experiences. …

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Q&A with U.S. Navy Pilot Kyle Weaver

How is geographic information science and technology used in the military? This is a segment of our multi-part series honoring the active service members and veterans who’ve taken or who teach USC’s Geographic Information Science and Technology graduate programs by allowing them to share some of their most memorable experiences. …

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