Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is an information system that is designed to represent manipulate analyze and store various geographic data. This technology is related to the field of Geography. This also means that the data on a GIS can include information about a specific location on Earth. GIS provides a combination of related data to the geographical locations which helps people in understanding more about the location. This is done by providing representing the geographical location in various forms like longitude and latitude, postal address and zip code. A lot of data can related to a geographical location which has increased the popularity of GIS as a tool that is efficient when it comes to problems regarding geographical analysis. The data on the GIS can include information about population, income, education, location of water bodies like streams lakes, types of vegetation and types of soil. These information can be compared and analyzed. GIS systems are used by many professionals who work for various government bodies.

GIS enables mapping where things are in the geographical location with real-world features and visualize the relationship between them. With GIS, it is also possible to visually represent the quantity in a location. These quantities could be anything which can be represented by number of dots on a map or with the intensity of color. For example: if there are many dots in a certain area of the map, it represents the higher number of quantity. Same with the color, higher the intensity and shade of color then the number of quantity is high. The color can be also be mapped to scale in which a certain shade or intensity of color represents a range of quantity. CIS also enable mapping density which means the concentration or the quantity in a certain area. This can also be done with the intensity and shade colors, as mentioned above. CIS also enables finding out 'what is where'. For instance, this can be used to find out what is happening or a feature in a certain location. This means that we can realize the characteristics of a specific location. This characteristics can be traffic, air pollution, vegetation etc. GIS is used in many fields so after GIS certificate students can study in one Top MBA colleges in Chennai which will add to your career as it is used in a lot of fields of business also. There are many college in the United States of America that provide certificate programs in Geographic Information Systems.

 

Here is a list of colleges that provide GIS certificate programs:

 

1. University of South Carolina (USC) Online provides three programs in Geographical Information Systems. They are; Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Science & Technology, Graduate Certificate in Geospatial Leadership and Graduate Certificate in Geospatial Intelligence.

 

2. University of Washington, Tacoma provides the program Certificate in Geographic Information Systems.

 

3. University of Central Arkansas provides an online program Graduate GIS Certificate.

 

4. University of Maryland, Baltimore County provides a program Graduate Certificate in Professional Studies in GIS and Graduate Certificate in GIS.

 

5. University of Washington's Professional and Continuing Education provides a Certificate in Geographic Information Systems.

 

6. California State University, Long Beach provides a certificate program Certificate in Geographic Information Science.

 

7. Algonquin College provides the graduate certificate program in Geographic Information Science.

 

8. American River College provides the Geographic Information Science certificate.

 

9. Arizona State University provides the Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Science.

 

10. Asheville - Buncombe Technical Community College provides the Geographic Information Science.

 

11. California State University, Fresno provides Certificate of Advanced Studies in Geographic Information Science.

 

12. Cape Cod Community College provides Certificate in Geographic Information Science.

 

13. Central Washington University provides Geographic Information System Certificate.

 

14. Chicago State University provides Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information System.

 

15. City College of San Francisco provides Geographic Information System Certificate.

 

16. Cleveland State University provides Undergraduate and Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information System.

 

17. Community College of Philadelphia provides Academics Certificate and Proficiency Certificate in Geographic Information System.

 

18. Cypress College provides Certificate in Geographic Information System.

 

19. East Carolina University provides the Certificate in Geographic Information Science and Certificate in Geographic Information Science and Technology.

 

20. Elmhurst College provides the Geographic Information Science Certificate.

 

21. Emily Griffith University provides the Undergraduate Certificate in Geographic Information Science.

 

22. Ferris State University provides the Geographic Information System Certificate.

 

23. Florida International University provides the Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information System.

 

24. Foothill College provides Certificate of Achievement in Geographic Information System.

 

25. Front Community College provides Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information System.

 

26. Humber College provides Geographic Information System certificate.

 

27. Idaho State University provides Geographic Information System certificate.

 

28. Kansas State University provides Certificate in Geographic Information System.

 

29. Keene State University provides Geographic Information System certificate.

 

30. Oregon State University provides Undergraduate and Graduate GIS science certificates.

 

This program is also available in online and on-campus various other colleges and universities in USA.