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

Learn about Environmental Applications of GIS

What You'll Learn in GEOG 487

You’ll learn how to create spatial analysis and mapping workflows that support decision making in topics like land use change, forestry management, wetland ecology, and climate change.

Technologies You'll Use

Students who take Environmental Applications of GIS will use:

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

"GEOG 487 taught me the fundamentals and power of raster analysis, which … is especially vital in the environmental fields. I developed a final course project demonstrating how raster analysis can identify ideal locations for different environmental remediation technologies across contaminated sites. I've since shared this presentation with co-workers and plan on using similar methods to improve our remediation work going forward."

- Tim Ultee, MGIS

"Thank you for your instruction over the semester. You were very quick to reach out whenever I hit any road bumps in the labs …. This has been one of my favorite courses in the program … and I got a ton out of it."

- Travis Meyer

Meet the Faculty

Ryan Baxter
Michelle Zeiders

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.