Geospatial Information Science and Technology Online Blog

GIST Alumni Spotlight: Cherie Southwick

A recent graduate from the The Master of Geospatial Information Science and Technology (MGIST) program at NC State, Cherie Southwick has put her education to good use. She’s a current GIS Analyst at Chevron (through a contract with Wipro Technologies). We caught up with Cherie to ask her about her experience in the GIST program[…] Read More

GIST Online Education at NC State: A Unique and Cutting Edge Experience

When looking for programs to further your education, it’s important to weigh the pros and cons and to ensure that you and the program of your choice are the right fit. The GIST Online program through NC State is often desirable for post-undergraduate students and professionals alike because of its unique approach as well as[…] Read More

Career Resources for GIST Professionals: A Closer Look at Organizations and Conferences

Professionals in any industry often look to membership societies, professional organizations and industry events, like conferences, to connect with other professionals, further their education and knowledge in the field, and stay up-to-date on current information and trends. In this month’s GIST Online Blog, we review various resources students can join now or in the future[…] Read More

GIST Distance Education: Answering the Top 5 Questions for Online Learning

Although online learning and distance education has become more common, students still have similar apprehensions about taking online courses. Completing coursework online in a discipline such as geospatial information science can seem daunting, but advances in educational technologies make GIST distance education programs extremely comprehensive and instructional. In this month’s GIST Online Blog, we answer[…] Read More

Interpreting GIS Data

With the ability to collect massive amounts of geospatial information comes the need to interpret and apply that data. In this month’s Geospatial Information Science and Technology (GIST) Online Blog, we look at how geospatial data is the original big data; the challenges and opportunities posed by geospatial data; and what skills a geospatial scientist[…] Read More

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