- Geospatial information science is a research enterprise. GIScientists lead research and development efforts at geospatial software development companies, government agencies, and in universities. Key government agencies involved in geospatial research are: NGA, USGS, NASA, US DHS, NOAA NGS, EPA,DOD, DOE, DOJ and others.
- Several faculty hold editorial positions with major geospatial journals including “GPS Solutions”, “Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing”, “Surveying and Land Information Systems".
- Members of our faculty have been appointed to directorial and commission presidents positions in American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing(ASPRS), International Federation of Geodesists (FIG), and American Congress of Surveying and Mapping (ACSM).
Graduate Programs in Integrated Geospatial Technology
There is a large and growing need for scientists and engineers with advanced training in the geospatial technologies. In particular, there is a recognized need in different disciplines to gather, analyze, and interpret geographically referenced spatial information and data. The Master of Science in Integrated Geospatial Technology provides an optimal combination of education and training in Geospatial Science and Technology to students who wish to join the geospatial workforce. The program can be completed on-campus or through online courses. Current Michigan Tech undergraduate students can earn a MS degree with just a single year of study beyond the BS through the Accelerated Master's Program.
The Integrated Geospatial Technology MS program is designed for students from a variety of backgrounds for careers in surveying, photogrammetry, remote sensing, Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR), terrestrial laser scanning industries, and for allied areas that require knowledge and understanding of the acquisition, processing, and analysis of spatially referenced data. This data helps scientists from many different disciplines such as geology, volcanology, forestry, agriculture, social sciences, demography, history, and politics to study diversity aspects of the Earth and human phenomena. Each discipline uses the data and technologies as a supplementary tool in their research, but geospatial data acquisition and processing is an applied science and technology by itself.