Bachelor of Science in Urban Studies and Planning

What is GIS?

A geographic information system (GIS) is a computer system for capturing, storing, querying, analyzing, and displaying geospatial data. GIS provides users a unique perspective for examining patterns and processes on the Earth’s surface. Characterized both as a science and an art, a GIS is built on extensive application of technology and graphic techniques to communicate information. From its origins in the 1960s, GIS is now a multi-billion-dollar industry. Currently, geospatial technology is listed by the U.S. Department of Labor as one of the three emerging industries, along with nanotechnology and biotechnology.

Our Class

Our instructor is a GIS-certified teacher with five years of experience teaching geospatial technology. This class is designed both for beginners, and for those already familiar with GIS software. In one three-hour session, the class will cover the fundamentals of GIS, as well as the program’s more advanced capabilities.

Students will learn how to…

  • Create effective workflows
  • Create new features and edit existing features
  • Update attribute data
  • Use advanced editing tools

Next Steps

Our GIS class is taught on the University of New Orleans Lakeside campus, and can accommodate up to twenty students at a time. Call Dr. Daniel Gonzalez, Director, UNO PaCE at 504-280-7133 or email dgonzal1@uno.edu today for more information about when our next class will be, and for a custom quote for a group rate.

Interested in a group rate?

Call or email us for a custom quote.

Tina Chang, J.D., Ph.D.
Associate Vice President
Division of Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE)


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