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The School of Surveying partners with the Department of Information Science (Division of Commerce) in offering a three-year Science degree in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) (four years if taken to Honours level). This is the only New Zealand undergraduate degree majoring in GIS and combines elements such as GIS data structures, remote sensing, spatial databases, spatial analysis, geographical visualization and GIS programming. It is designed for those who wish to seek employment in one of the world's fastest growing areas of information technology. It is the technology behind Google Earth / Maps, but is also integral to local government, utilities (water, electricity), forestry and agriculture operations and well as being a multi-billion dollar industry in its own right.

GIS can also be taken as a minor subject to complement cognate majors such as Information Science, Geography and Geology, for example.


For any enquiries about the Bachelor of Science majoring in GIS please contact:

Dr Tony Moore
Rm 128, 310 Castle Street
Tel +64 3 479 7589

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