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Environmental Geomatics Certificate

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Certificate in Environmental Geomatics

About the Certificate Program

The regional and global scope of environmental problems is now well established. Satellite remote sensing provides the only feasible means of monitoring large regions of the earth and its land and water resources in a timely fashion. Remotely sensed data can be combined with other resource data in a computerized geographic information system (GIS). The GIS provides a powerful set of tools to store, integrate, analyze, and graphically display vast amounts of environmental data. The Environmental Geomatics Certificate is designed to give students, regardless of major, an understanding and working knowledge of remote sensing and GIS technology and its application to environmental resource monitoring and management.

For further information contact Dr. David Smith in Blake Hall, Room 113, 732-932-9317, or

Certificate in Environmental Geomatics Learning Goals

Environmental geomatics synthesizes a number of concepts and techniques, including remote sensing, spatial analysis, geographic information information systmes (GIS), and postitioning systmes (GPS), that are used to improve the planning and management of natural resource systems. These techniques include the development of complex spatial databases from a wide range of data sources and the application of this information to solve environmental problems. The Environmental Geomatics Certificate is designed to give students, regardless of major, an understanding of remote sensing, GIS and GPS technologies and their application in environmental resource monitoring and management.

Spring 2019

For the Certificate in Environmental Geomatics the following courses are required:

Geomatics/GIS (7 credits):

  1. 11:573:232 Fundamentals of Environmental Geomatics (3 cr)
  2. 11:573:233 Fundamentals of Environmental Geomatics Lab (1 cr)
  3. 11:573:362 Intermediate Environmental Geomatics (3 cr)

Remote Sensing (3 credits):

  1. 11:216:371 Introduction to Remote Sensing Image Analysis (3 cr)

Quantitative Analysis (3 credits) - Pick One:

  1. 11:216:369 Analytical methods for Ecol., Evol., & Nat. Res (3 cr)
  2. 01:960:401 Basic Statistic for Research (3 cr)

Advanced Topics (3 credits) - Pick One:

  1. 11:573:462 Advanced Environmental Geomatics (3 cr)
  2. 11:216:474 Advanced Remote Sensing Image Analysis (3 cr)

Elective (3 credits) - Pick One:

  1. 11:216:450 Landscape Ecology (3 cr)
  2. 11:573:444 Watershed Management (3 cr)
  3. 01:198:111 Introduction to Computer Science (4cr)
  4. 04:547:202 Object-Oriented Programming (3cr)
  5. 14:332:252 Programming Methodology
    and Lab 14:332:254 (4cr)
  6. 11:573:437 Spatial Data Visualization and Map Design (3 cr)
  7. 16:455:501 Seminar in Geospatial Information Science (3 cr)
  8. Other Approved Elective