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Humboldt State University offers a comprehensive geospatial science program, encompassing GIS, remote sensing, geospatial modeling, mobile mapping, cartography, and programming. The University is expanding it's online learning solutions to offer students new GIS tools, access to high-quality data, increased support, and opportunities to gain real-world experience.

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HSU's Geospatial Curriculum

Meeting the demands of the world today

As the stewards of a planet that provides all means to our existence, we are faced with many choices. Indeed, it is the choices we make today that will determine the condition of our world tomorrow. Yet right and wrong actions are challenging to comprehend in the moment, for often it is time, and time alone, that reveals the true consequence of any decision. In the field of science, many actions of the past, made with good intentions, have resulted in negative consequences over the long term.

Today, more so than at any other point in human history, we must strive to make informed decisions that benefit the condition of our planet over the long term. Geospatial analysis offers a view of our world and the events unfolding upon it, that are critical to good decision making. The geospatial faculty at Humbodlt State strive to teach students the knowledge and skills needed to effectively capture and analyze data from the field. The expertise our students develop is of high demand in many areas including: national security, agriculture, forestry, wildlife conservation, ecology, geography, geology, anthropolgy, city planning, urban forestry, and many more.

Getting Involved

At Humboldt State University, we are strongly committed to developing every student's knowledge of the world. While at the same time, we encourage students to discover their true interests and passions. We strive to teach students to see and explore with curiosity, to think critically, and to devise solutions through knowledge and innovation. Through small class sizes and unrivaled one-on-one time with professors, we offer an exceptional learning experience. If you are interested in our geospatial program, please feel free to contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.

Additional Links

Below are links to additional Geospatial resources and organizations here at HSU.

KOSMOS Cartography Lab provides access to the latest technology for students and provides cartography services.

Library GIS Research Guide provides resources to find data, books, maps, and other GIS material.

Projection Explorer Applet visualizations of distortion from projections (having some technical difficulties, please come back next week)

Geospatial Curriculum