Welcome to the departments of Geography(GEOG) and Geospatial Technology (GIST)

Geographers study the world around us: landforms such as mountain ranges, rivers, valleys, forests, deserts, and grasslands; as well as the built environment including cities, transportation, and economic networks. Geography is truly an integrated discipline. Geographers interact with both the physical and social sciences in their quest to better understand the world around us.

Geography Courses

Geospatial Technology (GIST)

Geospatial Technology is one of the top emerging industries in the 21st century according to the US Department of Labor (1) (2). Geospatial technology includes GIS, remote sensing and GPS. GIS stands for Geographic Information Systems. A GIS is a smart map that can display, store and analyze spatial data. GIS integrate maps, databases, GPS and remotely sensed data. Geographic Information Systems, or GIS, is the tool that geographers use to analyze their world.

For more information about GIS at Foothill, please see the Foothill College Geospatial Technology program page or contact the department chair and program advisor, Allison Lenkeit Meezan.

Geospatial Technology Courses

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