GEOG 483
Problem Solving with GIS

Welcome to GEOG 483: Problem-Solving with GIS!


Welcome to GEOG 483

Quick Facts


Geography 483 consists diverse assessments and student projects concerned with the ways in which geographic information systems facilitate data analysis and communication to address common geographic problems. Students who successfully complete the course are able to use GIS software to analyze both vector and raster data using a variety of techniques, including spatial and attribute queries, map overlay, and surface interpolation. Students also gain experience in designing and producing effective maps. 

GEOG 483 is the second in a series of four courses that leads to Penn State's Postbaccalaureate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems (the traditional track), and counts toward the Master of GIS. Over the next ten weeks, you will encounter 8 lessons and one final project. There will be five projects to complete, four quizzes, graded discussions, and a final exam that count toward your course grade. Lessons are project-based and provide links to key concepts.

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BETH KING: Hi. I'm Beth King

MICHELLE ZEIDERS: And I'm Michelle Zeiders.

BETH KING: We are two of the instructors who teach problem solving with GIS. We have two tracks in our program. We have an experienced professionals track for folks who have a lot of experience with GIS. And we have a traditional track for students who don't have a lot of experience with GIS. And these classes in that track.

MICHELLE ZEIDERS: In the course, we do projects that are based on real-world scenarios. We often hear from our students that they are able to apply what they learn in the course immediately to their current positions. And it helps other students to break into the field. BETH KING: We look forward to seeing you in class.

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Want to join us? Students who register for this Penn State course gain access to assignments and instructor feedback and earn academic credit. For more information, visit Penn State's Online Geospatial Education Program website. Official course descriptions and curricular details can be reviewed in the University Bulletin.