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

Spatial Data Science Ethics

What You'll Learn in GEOG 581

In this class, students engage with ethical and legal challenges associated with the geospatial industry. Through case study analyses and collaborative work, students apply moral reasoning skills and situate their professional work against current legal and regulatory frameworks. They also explore future challenges that will face the geospatial industry in the age of automation.

Technologies You'll Use

Students in this class prepare presentations and written documents, as well as engage in collaborative discussions and debates to evaluate realistic ethical challenges in case studies.

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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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Meet the Faculty

David DiBiase

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.