David Merwin

Data Analysis Learning Outcomes

  • Content Knowledge: demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), global positioning systems (GPS), remote sensing, drone/unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technology, artificial intelligence, data science, spatial analysis, and cartography.

  • Field methods: appropriately use a variety of tools and resources to collect data in the field.

  • Research methods: independently integrate laboratory, field, and literature data to support a thesis.

  • Communication methods: communicate scientific data, ideas, and interpretations (through written, oral, visual, and digital means).

  • Critical thinking: think critically about geospatial challenges at local, regional, and global levels.

  • Ethics: evaluate the ethical issues at the intersection of society and the environment in a GIS environment.

Program Requirements

Program Requirements

Career Opportunities

Geospatial and Data Analysis majors will be prepared to pursue career opportunities across a wide range of exciting fields, including:

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GIS Analyst

Gather geographic data, organize data from images and surveys, and update existing maps.

Remote Sensing Specialist

Build and maintain databases with geographic data, analyze using GIS software, and design maps.

Area Forester

Oversee forest land, manage budgets, and create plans for forestry projects.

Refuge Manager

Establish, conserve, protect, restore, and enhance wildlife species and their required habitat.

Environmental Consultant

Offer advice to clients regarding environmental issues and reducing carbon footprint.

Conservation and Wildlife Information Specialists

Gather, analyze, and interpret data on wildlife and habitats.

Meet Our Faculty

Santosha Adhibhatta

Santosha Adhibhatta, PhD

Assistant Professor, Environment, Society + Sustainability
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Carl Hakansson

Professor, Environment, Society + Sustainability
Judith Otto

Judith Otto, Ph.D.

Professor, Environment, Society + Sustainability
Hemmenway Annex 346A
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Amy Johnston, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Environment, Society + Sustainability

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