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Geospatial Analysis

We all have access to terabytes of free, spatial data — if we know how to access and use it. Learn how to use the equipment and software needed to create maps and other geospatial products.

Why Study Geospatial Analysis?

Geospatial analysis is the collection, analysis and visualization of spatial data. Doing geospatial analysis requires the ability to use software – including geographic information systems (GIS) and remote sensing – and may require skills with equipment and hardware that integrate with that software, including sensors and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Through USD's geospatial analysis program, you'll gain these skills and set yourself up for success in the future. 

With courses such as Remote Sensing, Introduction to Geographical Information Systems, Data Analysis/Decision Making and Undergrad Research/Scholarship, this program offers you a rich education in geospatial analysis that will provide you with the analytical and technical skills you need to be a leader in this area.


Degrees & Offerings

Geospatial Analysis

Certificate
  Vermillion Main Campus

Develop skills needed for geospatial analysis and gain hands-on experience working with software and equipment used in this field. The geospatial analysis certificate is a great complement to a variety of majors, including sustainability, biology, anthropology and political science.

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Sustainability & Environment

The field of sustainability invites us to examine the world we live in and imagine the possibilities for a brighter future. Find solutions to some of the world's most pressing challenges through the Department of Sustainability & Environment.

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Get to know the faculty and staff in the Department of Sustainability & Environment. Our faculty are experts in the field, bringing practical experience in ecology, behavior change, hydrology, energy, climate change and more.
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Meghann Jarchow

Chair, Sustainability & Enviro
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Joseph Kantenbacher

Assistant Professor
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Mark Sweeney

Professor
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Mike Allgrunn

Professor
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Dale Clark

Lecturer
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Mark Dixon

Professor
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Paul Formisano

Director of Writing
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Kenneth Green

Instructor
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Jacob Kerby

Chair, Biology
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Tony Krus

Assistant Professor
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Pere Miro

Assistant Professor
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Shane Nordyke

Coordinator, Chiesman Center
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Lynn Riley

Lecturer
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Molly Rozum

Assoc Prof/R.Nelson Distg Prof
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David Swanson

Dir of Research, MO River Inst
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Bess Vlaisavljevich

Assistant Professor
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Zhenqiang Wang

Associate Professor
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Mandie Weinandt

Director of CTL
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Jeff Wesner

Associate Professor

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