Penn State College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
John A. Dutton e-Education Institute

Learn about Problem-Solving with GIS!

What You'll Learn in GEOG 483

You’ll learn to solve problems using spatial analysis, including the use of spatial and attribute queries, buffering, overlays, and geocoding. You’ll work with vector and raster data to formulate workflows that solve a range of spatial analysis problems.

Technologies You'll Use

Students who take Problem-Solving with GIS will use:

  • ArcGIS Pro
  • ArcGIS Desktop
  • ArcGIS Online
  • QGIS

View the Syllabus

What’s the best way to determine if this class is for you? Check out the syllabus! This page shows all materials, how you’ll be graded, and lists assignments and a timeline for the class.

Degree & Certificate Programs

This class is part of Penn State's award winning Online Geospatial Education portfolio of programs, which includes the Master of GIS degree and certificates in GIS, GEOINT, and Remote Sensing. All of these programs are taught online and designed around the needs of working professionals.

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What Our Students Say

"GEOG483 is challenging and interesting. As a Masters in Earth Science student, this class has been a perfect addition to my program. It is empowering to gain skills and understanding to manipulate data layers and run analyses on applicable data with GIS!"

- Deb Freitas

"As an Imagery Analyst at NGA, I would often seek out Geospatial Analysts for advice on how to properly represent data spatially within ArcGIS. However, after the lessons I learned from GEOG 483, I feel confident that I can manage these tasks on my own now."

- Edward Caro

"The exercises and lessons provide great real-world examples of GIS problems while learning about GIS concepts and the software to help solve them. I've learned so much about ArcGIS software from the course, and it will be of great use in my career."

- Mark Prettyman

Meet the Faculty

Beth King
Michelle Zeiders
Adrienne Goldsberry

Online Geospatial Education Programs

This course is part of Penn State’s Online Geospatial Education portfolio of programs. For more information on our award-winning courses, certificates, and degree options, click below.