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Geography and Geoinformation Science (GGS) is understanding the human and natural complexities of our planet.

In today's digitized age, technology advances the way we live and work. A GGS degree provides students with state-of-the-art geospatial knowledge to pursue careers in industry and academia.

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Geointelligence MS and Graduate Certificate

Geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) uses a wealth of datasets to describe, assess, and visually depict physical features (both natural and constructed) and human activity. We offer a MS degree and a Graduate certificate in Geoinformatics and Geospatial Intelligence preparing our students  with the necessary skills to pursue careers in the federal workforce, intelligence community, and beyond.

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Drones - the sky is no longer our limit!

Drone-based remote sensing creates rich geospatial datasets of our planet. Drone-based remote sensing is advancing leaps and bounds. 

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Urban Science - connecting data and the world around you

This is data-driven research in relation to urban phenomena such as transportation and mobility, urban change, and related real-world challenges. 

DC Metro area traffic visualization

Location, location, location!

Given our Washington, D.C. metro area location and our students’ expertise, there are numerous internship and employment opportunities in GGS ranging from startup companies to federal agencies. 

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Why GGS at Mason?

100%

job placement for GGS graduates.

$6 Million

 Annual Research Expenditure supported by NSF, NASA, and DoD.

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Computer labs fully equipped with GIS technologies including Esri’s ArcGIS, MatLab, Adobe Creative Cloud, ENVI, and more.

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Come learn more about our program!

 

  • GGS Department Main Offices

    10431 Rivanna River Way Fairfax, VA 22030 (703) 993 – 1210 ggs@gmu.edu

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Jul22

PhD Dissertation Defense - Geography and Geoinformation Science

Jul 22, 2024, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Exploratory Hall 2312 or via Zoom:

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PhD Candidate: Carrie Lewis PhD of Science, Earth Systems and Geoinformation Sciences Department of Geography and Geoinformation Science Title: Using Species Distribution Models to Identify Refugia for Harlequin Frogs ( Atelopus ) in Panama Dissertation Chair: Dr. Paul Houser (GMU, GGS) Committee Members: Dr. Arie Croitoru (GMU, CDS) Dr. Donglian
Oct17

American Society for Intercellular Communication (ASIC)

Oct 17, 2024, 12:00 PM - Oct 19, 2024, 2:00 PM

Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center

The meeting is organized by a group of investigators seeking to create a platform for informal exchange of ideas on emerging questions and cutting-edge developments in the field of Extracellular Vesicles (EVs), Extracellular Particles (EPs), and particulate carriers of extracellular RNA (exRNA) as biological mediators, regulators and diagnostic analytes. Our