Program type:


On Campus
Est. time to complete:

2-3 semesters
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See what you can accomplish when art meets science.
The GeoPhoto: Imaging Technology and Visualization Certificate program provides you with a comprehensive mix of conceptual and technical instruction in imaging technology and visualization.

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Why Earn a GeoPhoto: Imaging Technology and Visualization Certificate?

The GeoPhoto: Imaging Technology and Visualization Certificate integrates art and science through combining courses in geography, GIS and photography.

You'll learn methods for collecting, exploring, interpreting, and analyzing visual data and diverse forms of data synthesis and presentation.

GeoPhoto: Imaging Technology and Visualization Certificate Highlights

Highly successful faculty with cutting-edge research.
Engaging undergrad and graduate programs.
Active student organizations related to programs.
High investment in students by faculty.
Students employed in a diverse array of internships and careers.

GeoPhoto: Imaging Technology and Visualization Certificate Courses You Could Take

Intermediate Photography: Field Photography (3 hrs)
Students use photography to examine and build an understanding of place. Students use photography to interpret, analyze, and criticize specific locations. Students consider the efficacy of art making in projecting solutions, taking activist stances and creating a new understanding of their surroundings.
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (3 hrs)
Introduces the concepts and applications of computer-based spatial data handling, known as geographic information systems (GIS) technology. Illustrates the essential methods of GIS and its applications in fields including geography, business, administration, planning and environmental science. Students gain application skills via a series of practical exercises illustrating problem-solving strategies using up-to-date GIS software packages.
Geospatial Data Analytics and Visualization (3 hrs)
Data structures needed to enable data analytics. Exploratory data analysis (EDA) and exploratory spatial data analysis (ESDA) to analyze complex, unstructured datasets. Transform data into information using geospatial and other data visualization tools.
Digital Image Analysis (3 hrs)
Approaches to digital image analysis and processing. Includes topics on photo interpretation, information extraction from remotely sensed imagery for use in a variety of disciplines, including environmental and ecological science.
Beginning Photography: Photo I (3 hrs)
Beginning photographic materials, techniques, software and digital cameras. Assignments, lectures, demonstrations and critiques expose students to the necessary tools for creative image making and expression using photography. Students will gain technical competencies with DSLR cameras, Adobe Lightroom, and Inkjet printing.

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