Geospatial Technology is an emerging field of study that includes Geographic Information System (GIS), Remote Sensing (RS) and Global Positioning System (GPS). Geospatial technology enables us to acquire data that is referenced to the earth and use it for analysis, modeling, simulations and visualization. Geospatial technology allows us to make informed decisions based on the importance and priority of resources most of which are limited in nature. Geospatial technology may be used to create intelligent maps and models that may be interactively queried to get the desired results in a STEM application or may be used to advocate social investigations and policy based research. It may be used to reveal spatial patterns that are embedded in large volumes of data that may not be accessed collectively or mapped otherwise. Geospatial technology has become an essential part of everyday life. It’s used to track everything from personal fitness to transportation to changes on the surface of the earth. “It’s one of the hottest technologies out there,” said Professor Sunil Bhaskaran, founding director of the Geospatial Center of the CUNY CREST Institute (BGCCCI) at Bronx Community College and a Doctoral faculty at the Earth and Environmental Science (E.E.S.) program, Graduate Center, CUNY. “The industry wants to employ skilled technicians they’re not able to find,” Bhaskaran said. His courses teach “skills that are aligned with industry’s demand.”

** Geospatial Analytics is a BOOMING Industry. Click –> to read the full article Geospatial Analytics – A Booming Industry 

** Geospatial Technology at CUNY. Click to watch the media –> HERE

**Examples of Geospatial Projects at BCC-CUNY. These examples will give CUNY students an idea about the potential of geospatial technology.

Click –> Geospatial-Projects

**Research on  Global Urbanization Patterns of major Cities was conducted at BGCCCI. The following media prepared by CUNY showcases highlights of the project. Click –> CUNY American Dream Machine: Mapping Global Urbanization Patterns

** The following videos created at Penn State University describes Geospatial Technology and its applications:

Geospatial Revolution – Part 1; Geospatial Revolution – Part 2;

Geospatial Revolution – Part 3 & Geospatial Revolution – Part 4

Copyright: Produced by Penn State Public Broadcasting

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