Geospatial Information Analysis


Geospatial Information Analysis is used increasingly in both research and practice with job opportunities expected to grow 29% from 2014 to 2024.

About this Program

Certificates must comply with the Certificate Policy.

Department Information

The Geography Department offers a range of topics in contemporary geography and geospatial science, rich and lively cultural and learning environments, BA and BS undergraduate degrees, MA, M.S., and PhD degrees, as well as the largest Medical Geography program in the United States.


Email | 352.392.0494 (tel) | 352.392.8855 (fax)

P.O. Box 117315
330 Newell Drive


Covers a variety of geospatial technologies and analytical methods such as digital mapping, geographic information system (GIS), and remotely sensed image processing, aiming to develop spatial thinking ability for students. Lab-based applications emphasize hands-on experiences of these technologies.

Open to all currently enrolled undergraduate students. At least nine credits of coursework must be unique to the Geospatial Information Analysis certificate out of all other certificates and minors.

Required Courses

GIS 3043Foundations of Geographic Information Systems 14
GIS 4037Digital Image Processing 24
Approved elective 33-4
Total Credits11-12

Spring, Year 1; junior standing or higher.


Fall, Year 1; junior standing or higher.


Spring or Fall, Year 2; junior standing or higher.

Approved Electives

Other GIS courses may be substituted with approval of the certificate coordinator.

GIS 3001CGeovisualization and Map Design4
GIS 3420CGIS Models for Public Health3
GIS 4021CAerial Photo Interpretation3
GIS 4102CGIS Programming3
GIS 4113Introduction to Spatial Networks3
GIS 4115CSpatial Surface Modeling and Geostatistics3
GIS 4124Geocomputation using R Programming3
GIS 4324GIS Analysis of Hazard Vulnerability3
GIS 4424CApplications in GIS for Zoonoses and Disease Ecology3
GIS 4500Population GIS3
GIS 4911Undergraduate Research in Geospatial Trends0-3