Geographic Information Systems

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Geographic Information Systems or GIS are databases for information with a geographical component. For example, the Department of Conservation has a GIS database that contains information about each back country hut, including its location.

GIS can be used to produce information about places and analyse geographical relationships. It is used in archaeology, history, ecology, natural resource management, geography, planning, marketing and tourism.

At Massey, GIS is a practical interdisciplinary programme. You'll learn how to set up, use and maintain a GIS, as well as how to apply existing software to solve problems. 

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Programmes

You can also take GIS courses as part of other bachelor's programmes. They are particularly relevant to ecology, geography, natural resource management and planning degrees.

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Courses

  • 145.202 Working with Geographic Data
  • 132.738 GIS Principles and Applications
  • 132.740 Geographic Information Systems Programming and Practice

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Staff and contacts

For programme enquiries please contact Dr Jeff McNeill (Programme Coordinator).

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