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West Point Geospatial Information Science Program

 
Cadets Shala and Majkowicz at the University of Southern California Institute of Creative Technologies (ICT) AIAD. Cadets in EV380 (Surveying) get a presentation of the SX10 Total Station/Laser Scanner from professionals in industry during "Demo Day"  a USMA trip section. GIS Cadets present their research projects at the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA).
 
 
Welcome to GIS Program!
  
The military increasingly relies on geospatial technology and data to achieve information dominance on the battlefield. Examples include: GPS, satellite imagery, real-time force tracking, sensor integration, and massive geographic databases.
 
To dominate on the battlefield, the Army’s transformed fighting forces depend on leaders who understand the capabilities and limitations of geospatial technologies.
 
Majoring in Geospatial Information Science gives future Army Officers, regardless of branch, the knowledge set to leverage these tools when leading soldiers in our high tech digital Army.
 
The Geospatial Information Science Major is accredited by the United States Geospatial-Intelligence Foundation (USGIF).  We are a certified Center of Academic Excellence for Geospatial Sciences. 
   
 

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Geospatial Information Science courses are taught with extensive hands-on use of digital technology in the Geographic Science Laboratory (GSL) and in the field. Cadets use GPS, view and analyze satellite imagery, build map databases and produce maps with state of the art hardware and software. Click here to view the department catalog to find out more about each course.
 
Who should study GIS?
Cadets interested in the learning the science behind map making.
 
Cadets majoring in Geospatial Information Science receive a Space Activities Additional Skill Identifier (3Y) on their official military record.  
 
 

 

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Cadets majoring in Geospatial Information Science receive a Space Activities Additional Skill Identifier (3Y) on their official military record.   Cadets majoring in Geospatial Information Science receive a Space Activities Additional Skill Identifier (3Y) on their official military record.   Cadets majoring in Geospatial Information Science receive a Space Activities Additional Skill Identifier (3Y) on their official military record.  

 

Foundation Courses  

EV377: Remote Sensing

EV378: Cartography

EV398: Geospatial Information Systems

EV477: Advanced Remote Operations

EV478: Geospatial Military Opertations

EV498: Advanced GIS 

EV379: Photogrammetry

EV380: Surveying

 

Learn More By Contacting our Program Teammates

 

Photo Name Position Duty Phone  
Photo of LTCWright LTC William Wright Academy Professor 845.938.2063  
Photo of LTCOxendine LTC Chris Oxendine Academy Professor 845-938-4354  
Photo of Dr.O Dr. Matthew O'Banion Assistant Professor 845.938.2326  
Photo of CPTMerzi CPT Anees Merzi Instructor 845.938.3986  
 

 

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