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2017-2018 SDSM&T Academic Catalog 
2017-2018 SDSM&T Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Geospatial Technology Minor

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Contact Information

Dr. Laurie Anderson
Department of Geology and Geological Engineering
Mineral Industries 303
(605) 394-2461
E-mail: Laurie.Anderson@sdsmt.edu  

Geospatial Technology is a rapidly expanding field that covers the management and analysis of spatial data from many sources, such as satellites, airborne remote sensing, geographic information systems (GIS), global positioning systems (GPS), surveying, and more. It has many applications in the sciences, engineering, business, planning, and transportation.

Science and engineering majors may pursue a Minor in Geospatial Technology by completing eighteen (18) credit hours of courses, including

GEOL 416/416L/516/516L Introduction to GIS/Lab (2-1) 3  
GEOL 417/517 Geospatial Databases (3-0) 3  
GEOL 419/519 Advanced Geospatial Analysis (3-0) 3  
GEOL 420/520 Introduction to Remote Sensing (3-0) 3 .

Six additional credits taken from any of the groups below complete the minor. Up to three credits of a senior capstone, research, or design project with a significant proportion of geospatial content may be substituted for one elective, with permission of the Dr. Laurie Anderson.  E-mail: Laurie.Anderson@sdsmt.edu

One of these surveying courses may be applied to the minor:

One of these statistics courses may be applied to the minor:

One of these programming courses may be applied to the minor:

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