Geospatial Information and Technology

This domain emphasis explores the use of geospatial approaches to understand geophysical and ecological processes. Topics of study include climate change, cartography, digital mapping, remote sensing, ecology, and environmental data analysis, among others.

From the lists shown below, students will select one course from the lower-division, and two courses from the upper-division. The lower division course is a required element of the Domain Emphasis.


Prerequisites are shown within square brackets.

Lower Division (select one)

  • CIV ENG 88 / CY PLAN C88. Data Science for Smart Cities (2 units) [COMPSCI/STAT/INFO C8]

  • ESPM 72. Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (3 units)

  • ESPM 88A. Exploring Geospatial Data (2 units) [COMPSCI/STAT/INFO C8]

  • EPS 50. The Planet Earth (4 units)

  • GEOG 80. Digital Worlds: An Introduction to Geospatial Technologies (4 units)

  • GEOG 88. Data Science Applications in Geography (2 units) [COMPSCI/STAT/INFO C8]

Upper Division (select two)

  • GEOG 183. Cartographic Representation (5 units)

  • GEOG 185. Earth System Remote Sensing (3 units)

  • GEOG 186. Web Cartography (5 units)

  • GEOG 187. Geographic Information Analysis (4 units)

  • GEOG/LD ARCH C188. Geographic Information Systems (4 Units)

  • EPS 101. Field Geology and Digital Mapping (4 units) [EPS 50]

  • EPS 115. Stratigraphy and Earth History (4 units) [EPS 50, EPS 100A+100B]

  • ESPM 137. Landscape Ecology (3 units)

  • ESPM 164. Geographic Information Systems for Environmental Science and Management (3 units)

  • ESPM 172. Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (3 units)

  • ESPM 173. Introduction to Ecological Data Analysis (3 units)

  • ESPM / LD ARCH C177. GIS and Environmental Spatial Data Analysis (3 units)

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The following courses were previously approved to count toward the Geospatial Information and Technology Domain Emphasis, if completed by Spring 2021.

  • EPS 80. Environmental Earth Sciences (3 units)

  • GEOG 1. Global Environmental Change (4 units)

  • GEOG 40. Intro to Earth System Sciences (4 units)