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Explore the geospatial - mapping certificate at UW-Eau Claire

The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's geospatial - mapping certificate provides you with foundational knowledge in geospatial technologies with a special emphasis on computer mapping. 

Courses throughout the program will explore the use of computers in the design and construction of maps. Study topics like digitizing tasks, the organization and utilization of mapping software, and the production of computer-drawn maps. Project-based, real-world learning is a focus of the program, allowing students to learn field data collection techniques and methods, including those related to GPS and surveying, firsthand.

The specialized, 18-credit certificate is available to professionals in the workforce who want to further their education, as well as current UWEC students looking to add a valuable credential to their degree. 

Why geospatial - mapping at UW-Eau Claire?

State-of-the-art tools and technology. While pursuing your mapping certificate, you'll have the unique opportunity to work with the same tools, software and technology professionals use out in the field today. Through field experiences, real-world projects and cutting-edge research opportunities, you'll learn new skills, tools and best practices in generating maps. It’s firsthand experiences like these that set you apart from other candidates when applying for jobs.

Inspirational travel. Take what you learn from our expert professors and put it to work in new, exciting locations. Countless opportunities to explore the world around you are available to you at UWEC. Whether you study abroad, partake in cultural immersion programs, participate in the National Student Exchange program or join a student-faculty research project, you'll find ways to take your learning to the next level. 

Geospatial - mapping certificate curriculum

Curriculum in the geospatial - mapping program at UW-Eau Claire is rooted in project-based learning that will prepare you for a career in this high-demand field. Learn how to operate GPS equipment to collections of geospatial data in a variety of field mapping environments and integrate GPS data with existing GIS resources. 

What classes do geospatial - mapping students take?

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Learn more about the geospatial - mapping certificate in the UWEC course catalog

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Geography and Anthropology

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Eau Claire, WI 54701
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