Advanced Geographic Information Systems
Department of Geography-Earth Science
Shippensburg University


GIS is a STEM discipline. The purpose of GIS 3 is to provide students with a capstone, project-based experience in the Geographic Information Science & Technology arena. It is designed to help students advance their understandings and skills with geospatial data and technology – it is not for beginners. GIS 3 serves as one of six courses that can be used to satisfy the elective requirement of the undergraduate GIS Letter of Program and it is a required course for Geography majors following the GIS track.

Course pack


Weekly calendars

Lab assignments

Spatial data sources, data reduction & spatial analysis

GIS3_Lab_SpatialData_SpatialAnalysis.pdf and
Gathering, reducing, and preparing data to support spatial analysis.

Interoperability revisited

GIS3_Lab_GNSS_UAS_FA2018.pdf and
Integrating multiple forms of geotechnology to highlight site conditions at the Hornbaker Wetland.

Visibility analysis

GIS3_Lab_LanduseVisibility.pdf and
Learning advanced terrain analysis techniques to evaluate an unsightly land use issue.

ArcGIS Online and Story Maps

What is ArcGIS Online and what kind of story do you want to tell?




Scott A. Drzyzga, Ph.D., GISP
Department of Geography-Earth Science
Center for Land Use & Sustainability
Shippensburg University
Shippensburg, PA 17257

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