Geographic Artificial Intelligence and Big Data


The integration of Geography and AI: GeoAI, provides novel approaches for addressing a variety of geospatial challenges in the real world. This certificate develops transferable skills in GeoAI to address issues impacting our environment and societies. GeoAI training is critical given projected growth ~16% in this industry by 2050. 

About this Program

Certificates must contain at least nine credits of coursework that are unique to that program out of all other certificates and minors.

Department Information

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


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For this certificate program, the course prerequisites vary depending on what courses are selected. It is possible to take this certificate and satisfy the prerequisites from the courses listed, for example:  

In this way ONLY the courses taken are required with no additional prerequisites, and with GIS 3043 serving as the prereq for the higher-level classes.  

Required Courses

GIS 2114The World & Big Data3
or GIS 2002 The Digital Earth
GIScience techniques course (select one)3-4
Foundations of Geographic Information Systems
Aerial Photo Interpretation
Digital Image Processing
GIS Programming
Applied Geostats
Pragmatic Python for Weather
Spatial Analysis of Atmospheric Data using GIS
GIScience applications course (select one)3
GIS Models for Public Health
Introduction to Spatial Networks
GIS Analysis of Hazard Vulnerability
Applications in GIS for Zoonoses and Disease Ecology
Population GIS
Radar and Satellite Meteorology
Capstone GeoAI course3
GeoAI – Geographic Artificial Intelligence
Total Credits12-13